“Adding Another Pole”

“Snapshot Saturday”

A traditional woodsman adds a pole-rafter to a lean-to shelter.

A wild cherry limb grew straight out from the trunk, offering a living ridge pole for a lean-to shelter. Nearby, dead cedar trees made stiff rafters for what would one day be called, “The Duck Camp.” Deep in the Old Northwest Territory, east of the River Raisin, early October of 1792…

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