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Photos from: Volunteers preserve local history

Lane Gwinn

The 119-year-old Dodge Quarantine Cabin was donated by Eric and Cyndi Sams to the BMHS in the spring of 2017. The 13-foot-by-13-foot structure was dismantled, moved from its home on West Richmond Street, reassembled and restored on Front Street next to the Smith Hollow Country School. The Dodge family had the cabin built for their returning son, who served in the Spanish-American War. It was common practice to quarantine returning soldiers for 30 days as a precaution against diseases, especially yellow fever. The cabin was later used as a guest cabin, a playhouse and for storage.

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