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Vincent Knorr Cabin

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by mid-1930s. Mascot Creek, 3 miles above its juncture with Glacier River
  • Vincent Knorr Cabin
  • Vincent Knorr Cabin
  • Vincent Knorr Cabin

Set on a high bank next to Mascot Creek, Vincent Knorr's cabin is a carefully constructed small log structure. Measuring about 13 feet by 14 feet (and now shifted to a parallelogram rather than a rectangle), the round logs are saddle notched at the corners and chinked with moss. The roof is constructed of poles resting on the purlins and supporting a layer of moss; the purlins are pegged at the ends to keep the poles in place. The one-room cabin had a window in each wall, a stove in one corner, and a root cellar underneath. Nearby was a cache and an outhouse. Vincent Knorr, who signed his name in chalk over the doorway, built this cabin by the mid-1930s, when he had staked at least five claims on Mascot Creek.

The complex is within the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, but privately owned.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Vincent Knorr Cabin", [Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-IN060.

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 251-251.

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