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The Ephraim Bales Place

Just beyond the Jim Bales house is a 70-acre plot that belonged to Ephraim and Minerva Bales. 30 acres of that property was used for farming and the other 40 acres, mostly wooded land was used for construction materials and firewood.

The cabin that you see here is a double cabin with a passageway known as a “dog trot”. Dog-trot cabins were common throughout the southeastern US and usually involve two cabins sharing one roof. The space between the two cabins stays relatively cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making it an ideal spot for dogs. Both halves of the cabin have their own chimney.

In addition to the cabin displayed in this image, nearby you can find the Bales’ corn crib, hog pen, and barn.

This shot was taken using a NIKON D5000 at ISO 200, f/4, for 1/30sec

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