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Goose Lake Prairie Partners
Volunteers at Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area
5010 N. Jugtown Road off Pine Bluff Road, Morris, IL 60450

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   Take only Memories.   Leave only Footprints.    Thank You Very Kindly.GOOSE IN THE GRASS

We are proud to announce the New Cragg Cabin is completed. The Dedication and Donation of the Cabin was made prior to the Cabin Festival June 4, 2022. The Prairie Partners are very proud to be able to secure the needed funds for this endeavor. We hope the Cabin will last for many years giving many opportunities to teach Illinois history as it was lived in the early days of the settling of this territory now known as Illinois.New cabin as photographed by Mike Davis.
New Cragg Cabin as PHotographed by Mike Davis.

Logs arrival-Taking logs off the Semi.
White Oak logs are on site for the beginning of rebuilding the Cragg Cabin. Bark has been stripped, and logs are ready for the next step.  54% of the $56,500 needed has been received.

Tod removes Bark and Sap wood.Our builder, Todd Daggett has completed the removal of the bark and the sap wood. The next step is to cut the logs to fit the size of the new cabin. If the weather would work with us, Todd thinks in one month, we will be moving the cabin to the park and tear down the old one.
Removal of the bark is labor intensive, done primarily with hand tools.

Pictures: Todd removes the bark from the logs and also, we show how Todd moves the logs in the lay-down area.         Moving logs in the lay-down area.




 We know that our Builder Todd Daggett is as proud as
we are to be able to pass the cabin on to the
Goose Lake Prairie Park where it will be cared
for with loving hands