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Pioneer Log Cabin

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At a meeting ot the board of managers of the Wasbtenaw Fair Society beid Feb. 5, 1897, a movement was set on foot lookiug to the erection of a pioneer log cabiu on the fair groand, in which to exhibit relies of pioneer days. The Hcheme proposed to seoure the erection of the cabin was for every pioneer or descendant of a pioneer, who had come to this oonnty before 1850, to farnish a log ou wbicb shonld be carved the name of the pioneer. The oorumittee appoiuted to work up the scheme did a good deal of work for its fnrtberanoe, bat the cabin is notyet erected. This yeai is the 50th anniversary of the fonuding of the Washtenaw County Agricnltural Sooiety. It is the second oldest sooiety of its kind in the state, and it is now thought that no more fitting way of oelebrating the event eau be oonceived than that of completing the ereetiou of this cabin wbich shall not only be a memorial of the semi-oentennial of the society bnt also of those old pioneers who were in tbeir prime of yonth at the time of its birth. In order to finish up this work it is now desired to secure the names of 56 persons, two or more from each township, who will subscribe f 5 eaoh and give the name of some pioneer to be inscribed on the log. The committee has seoured 25 names already and solioits the kitid offices of the public to secure the otber 31 names. Anyone desiring to thus assist in this building can send tbeir subscription together with the name of the pioneer to any of the fair society officiers.


Ann Arbor Argus
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