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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1895/00/00 John Burroughs Architect, Owner John Burroughs builds himself a log cabin, Slabsides. Burroughs will use the one-story building as a writing retreat until 1921.
1896/06/26 John Muir Visitor John Muir visits with John Burroughs a second time. "Julian and I met him at Hyde Park. A very interesting man, a little prolix a times. You must not be in a hurry, or have any pressing duty, when you start his stream of talk and adventure." JB
1903/00/00 Theodore Roosevelt Visitor President and Mrs Theodore Roosevelt visit with John Burroughs at Slabsides.
1903/00/00 Edith Carow Roosevelt Visitor President and Mrs Theodore Roosevelt visit with John Burroughs at Slabsides.
1920/11/17 Henry Ford Visitor Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone camp with Burroughs at Slabsides. Burroughs cooks dinner, Brigand Steak - chunks of beef alternated with bacon on a stick, grilled over an open flame. Robber Steak
1920/11/17 Thomas Edison Visitor Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone camp with Burroughs at Slabsides. Burroughs cooks dinner, Brigand Steak - chunks of beef alternated with bacon on a stick, grilled over an open flame. Robber Steak

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Particulars for Slabsides (John Burroughs Cabin):
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Camp
Area of Significance Conservation
Area of Significance Literature
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 24th November 1968

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Slabsides (John Burroughs Cabin)
Registry Address: W of West Park
Registry Number: 68000034
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Burroughs,John
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 16
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Conservation, Literature
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1895
Associated People: Burroughs,John
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Camp
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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