PLUM BAYOU LOG HOUSE - Historic Arkansas Museum - Department of Arkansas Heritage - June 2016
In 1856, the house was found abandoned and in great disrepair by the Pemberton family, which repaired it when they first moved from North Carolina to Arkansas. Logs from ancient cypress were used, and the chimneys were made of brick. The house was moved 20 miles in the 1970's, to its current location on the northern side of the museum.
This was the Pemberton family's main house, and it's next to the log house, their original home. This is a working farm; it has a barn, a slave cabin, privy, smokehouse, blacksmith shop and raised garden beds. The Farmstead was home not only to the Pembertons, but to their slave, John Perry and his wife and two children. After the War, the Perrys elected to stay, becoming prosperous as farmers. The Farmstead is surrounded by a snake rail fence, common in the 1850's, added in 2005 to the property, as were the gardens and two log structures.
As a side note, I really researched this building that's behind the main cabin, its my belief that this was the original log cabin, and maybe became the slave house. I'll keep researching and will correct it as I find out. By shooting this in black and white I feel it portrays the past better. I hope you like my take on a piece of Arkansas History.