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100 feet southwest of House,
Melrose vicinity, MT
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS MT-104-L
1870 initial construction
Significance: The one-room log cabin contributes to the significance of the William and Lucina Bowe Ranch. It is an important reflection of the site's role in the social and agricultural development of the lower Big Hole Valley, having served as one of the first dwellings at the Bowe Ranch and as part of the stage stop and hotel before the early 1880s. The cabin also has a direct association with William and Lucina Bowe, individuals significant in local history for their part in the early settlement of the lower Big Hole Valley and the founding and development of the town of Melrose. And finally, the cabin embodies log carpentry technologies and design concepts representative of the period in which it was built.
Hager, Kristi, Photographer
McCormick, Mary, Historian
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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