The cabin on Big Sandy

A Yates Center treasure holds tales of hardship. The Daniel family cabin has been rebuilt along U.S. 54 in Yates Center.

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March 17, 2020 - 10:29 AM

The Daniel family cabin, rebuilt along Highway 54 in Yates Center, stands as a testament to the brutality of pioneer life. Photo by Trevor Hoag

The cold rain was falling in hard green drops as I rounded the forested corner that hides Big Sandy cemetery.

Cedar trees dripped in the morning mist, and hungry blackbirds were calling near the rectangular sandstone gate.

As I approached the entrance I paused, listening, straining not only to hear but to feel something of the place, confident that its ghosts would reappear.

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