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Construction & Shelter Your Cabin in the Woods 2014-01-07

Conrad Meinecke

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    This book was originally published on a home printing press in 1943 under the imprint "Darnock Cabin Craft Guild" of Buffalo, New York. It was reprinted several times during the 20th century. This text corresponds most closely to the 1945 edition printed by Foster & Stewart Publishing Corporation of Buffalo.
    A work hallowed in the regard of the American recreational woodsman and others around the world, Your Cabin in the Woods advises the reader in the construction of that quintessentially North American frontier dwelling, the log cabin, while conveying the author's sanguine philosophy of life.

    Author Conrad E. Meinecke (born 18?? in Wisconsin, died 1971, Springville, New York) was an individual who by modern standards would be called a social worker by profession or a community organizer, a calling reflected in the tone of the book as it gently urges the reader to examine and plan for his future. He was the director of the Boys' Home of the Buffalo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (later the Queen City Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and then the Children's Aid and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children of Erie County, New York) and previously the director of men and boys' work at Westminster House social settlement, a project of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Buffalo. For several decades he was a leading figure in the Boy Scouts of America.

    The Wikisource edition of this work was scanned and OCRed by Gicu.


    A Compilation

    of Cabin Plans and Philosophy for

    Discovering Life in the

    Great Out Doors


    Conrad Meinecke​
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