Step inside the door of Log Cabin Pioneers as Wayne Erbsen takes you on a personal journey of finding and restoring a historic log cabin. By the magic of a crackling fire, he'll introduce you to authentic pioneers who will sing you ancient songs, spin yarns about Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone and Thomas Jefferson, and tell spell-binding tales of bear hunting with moonshine or give you advice on how to buy a mule.
You'll join other settlers in a house raising, sourcing new logs for a cabin, find a red ear of corn at a husking bee, and kick up your heels at an old-fashioned barn dance. They'll take you inside an old-time general store and a one-room schoolhouse, and will feed you molasses crips and ash cake. If you're sickly, they'll heal you with remedies and superstitions; ladies will learn how to catch a man and gents will learn how to pick a wife.
The book includes 143 vintage black and white photos and melodies, lyrics and chords to 19 songs.