Jim Bell looks on as helpers put a roof on Ahab Stemple cabin

Work progressed yesterday on the historical Ahab Stemple log cabin at Heritage Village, Calhoun County Park.

"These guys are getting the roof on," said Jim Bell, who was instrumental in getting the cabin moved from Rowels Run to the park. "Sorta have a hard time climbing anymore," he said.

The cabin will be filled with period furniture and fixtures.

Helping with the roofing project Friday was, Tony Collins, Roger Jarvis, Duane Poling, John Vannoy and Bell.

It is one of six buildings making up the historical village.

Bell says he is planning on adding a room to the cabin for a kitchen, in addition to two porches.

Plans are being made to develop a log cabin church, added to Charley Starcher's blacksmith shop, the Freed Post Office, the Jarvis General Store, the Steven's one-room school and the Stemple cabin.

L to R: Top - View of Stemple cabin, Tony Collins helps; Bottom - John Vannoy and Roger Jarvis (L) Duane Poling (R) doing roof work