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Thompson-Miranda Historic Cabin finds a new home

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Thursday morning, the Thompson-Miranda Historic Cabin was relocated.

The Thompson-Miranda Historic Cabin is over 150 years old and was built by a Nez Perce tribe member after being taught by Reverend Henry Spaulding.

"It's an amazing relic of how well a log cabin can stand up to the elements," President of the Nez Perce County Historical Society and Museum, Dan Miller, said.

The cabin is leaving its location across the street from Lewiston City Hall and is moving to the campus of the Nez Perce County Historical Society and Museum.

Miller shares how he feels about having the cabin as a part of their collection of local history.

"We're very proud to have it on our campus. And it's the kind of thing that people can appreciate just walking down the sidewalk," Miller said.

Nez Perce County Commissioner, Doug Havens, explains that moving the cabin from this location is the first step toward new construction for the county and the city.

"This actually is one of the first steps in our concept of relocating the courthouse, and in this location, the auto license and driver's license building," Commissioner Havens said.

A new courthouse has been something the commissioners have been working towards, and the historical society has had its eye on the cabin.

A win-win for both parties and the LC Valley community.

"The county's been, and the city's been very nice in cooperating with us, now they had their own reasons because they want the land, but we want the cabin," Miller said.

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While there is not an official record of the cabin being built, the year given by Miller would make this cabin either the second or third oldest structure in Idaho.

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