9691903 Story of Log Cabin Builder

The Log cabin at White Spring Ranch was moved from the neighbor’s property to this site in 1924. John Lorang’s neighbor Goswin Sievert had hand hewn a beautiful full-dovetailed log cabin. It still had it’s original roof. John numbered the logs and moved it piece by piece in a wagon, over the hill North of White Spring Ranch, 1/2 mile, and rebuilt it with pulleys and horses. Here is a story of Goswin Sievert in the Illustrated History of North Idaho, 1903. pg. 1. This information was discovered in the journals by U of Idaho History student, Matt Ruth. Les Lorang, son of Charles, returned a journal belonging to John Lorang, which included the log cabin description in 1924.