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Cook Line Shack


At the turn of the century and after the clearing of the white pine and deciduous trees in this area, many of the loggers homesteaded on some of the cut-over. The men and their horses were hired by the township, county or state to work on a railroad or road construction site in or near their community, therefore, they stayed on the construction site until finished.


To accommodate this crew of men, mobile bunkhouse line shacks where constructed as sleeping quarters for these men. The line shack was designed to be a portable kitchen to prepare food and furnish shelter for the construction crew.

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