These are the remains of the largest log cabin at Johnson Lake Mine. Susan Wells, a National Park Service archeologist, appears in the photo. The cabin was divided into two rooms and has a rodent-proof pantry (right) lined with galvanized, corrugated sheet metal. This cabin may have been a community structure, possibly the kitchen and dining hall.
This is a drawing of the cabin pictured in Photo 2.
Questions for Photo 2 & Drawing 2
1. Examine Photo 2. What do you think this person is doing?
2. If you were an archeologist, what kind of questions would you ask when examining a site?
3. How might documenting the remains of the worker's cabins help one understand their living conditions?
4. Why do you think a rodent-proof pantry was necessary?
5. Using the scale and small model of the cabin in Drawing 2, approximately how big was this cabin?
6. Based on Photo 2 and Drawing 2, what are your impressions of the living conditions at Johnson Lake Mine?
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