We seldom abandon completely. Sure we may not make an old cabin our current home. But, these structures that remain contain traces that in their own right keep memory alive. Once wonders, “What was this cabin used for?” “What prompted its neglect?” “What took its place?”
Every day is pregnant with historical significance. Today is especially such a day. The anniversary of the assignation of President John F. Kennedy (1963), the death of C.S. Lewis (1963), and Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, was killed (1718). One may discover other events of note. Each event remains, kept alive in the traces of the present.
* This abandoned cabin is located near the base of the Rich Mountain Fire Tower on Rich Mountain on the Talamena National Scenic Byway.