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could take the cabin if he cleaned up the site after he removed the structure. The cabin was uninhabited and had fallen into disrepair. “I don’t know how many years it had been since someone lived in it,” Rachel said. Luckily, Bill, an electrician, was well up to the job of restoring the cabin and bringing it up to modern standards. “He did all the work himself,” Rachel said. “He took off work for a year.” With the help of family, including Bill’s father, who was in his 90s, the Clinkscales restored the cabin during a 10-month period in 1986. Rachel and Bill lived in a trailer on the land during the process. They numbered each log as it was removed from the original site, which allowed for easier reassembly in Vincent. The site they chose is in a rural area near Calcis, an unincorporated community that was home to rock quarries. They reassembled the house with the original walls and May 2014 | 47

Shelby Living May 2014  
Shelby Living May 2014  
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