Our put-in on the Minnesota side opposite Osceola, and
below the Osceola Road bridge.
Looking at Buddy on the river bank and the view of the river
downstream of our put-in.
Our sandbar meeting with the St. Croix River Association.
The Anderson cabin of 1852.
The care and detail that went into the cabin's construction explains why it
has lasted 161 years, and could be moved without falling to pieces. Instead
of half-lapping the corner joints, as was common with American cabins,
the logs are dovetailed at the corners, locking them in place. Then the logs
that comprise the interior walls are cut into long tenons which extend into a
mortise that extends clear through the exterior wall. You can see the line of
tenons coming through the wall just to the left of the window. This is
stronger construction than is found in most homes built today.