Friday, February 17, 2012

Model donation

Wesley Kiefer of Sidney has donated this model that he created of Loramie's store as it might have looked. He researched the subject and found that this is the way the French traders built their stores. It was built on the scale of 3/4" to 1'. No nails or metal fasteners were used. The shingles were hand split and the logs fastened with pegs. It took about 60 hours to build not counting the time spent researching Loramie's store and the type of construction used around 1780.