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Christmas at the Cabin today

December 12, 2014
Estherville News

From 1-4 p.m. today, the annual Christmas at the Cabin event will be held at the Peterson Point historic farmstead just south of the Emmet County Nature Center.

Guests will enjoy wagon rides and have the chance to sample krumkake, sweets and treats as well as possibly some impromptu music on the antique organ and caroling.

Also from 1-4 p.m, kids can work on crafts at the Nature Center.

This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to see life as it was when Emmet County was first settled. You can still see a portion of the original walls in the house - once a log cabin.

All too often, we all get so wrapped up in texting and tweeting and watching television and the computer that we forget what it took for people to build this country. It took people riding on wagons and horses and quite often through prairie grass so high it could hide a man on a horse. Those pioneers encountered drought, deluge, bitterly cold winters, boiling hot summers and Native people who were sometimes friendly and sometimes not. And all to gain a foothold in this place we call Iowa.

Making an annual visit to Christmas at the Cabin is a good way to understand what it was in those days long before "reality" television and instant messaging. It makes us appreciate the idea of living with the land.

We sincerely hope you can visit Peterson Point today with your children, grandchildren or grandchildren or your parents, grandparents or great-grandparents. Christmas at the Cabin is something you will all enjoy, and it's a way for the generations to share what life was like so long ago.



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