Friday, May 31, 2013

Grand Gulf Military Park - Scotia

Claiborne County, Mississippi 

In 1768 Thomas Foster built this "dog-trot" house with an open hall flanked by one room on each side. Later the second story rooms were added for the family to live in, and the downstairs became stage-stop accommodations for travelers. The hand-hewn heart pine logs are assembled with wooden pegs and dovetails; no nails were used. The house was moved log by log from its original location in the community of Scotia, Franklin County, Mississippi and came to the park in 1976.

Looking through the door of one of the downstairs rooms, across the "dog trot" into the room on the other side.

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  1. Great photos, and fascinating history. I've learned a lot about Mississippi from your posts.


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