Seeking northeast from the entry hall into the parlor on the first flooring of the house on the grounds of the Tinsley Lliving Farm at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.
The house was made in 1889 by William and Lucy (Nave) Tinsley. William Tinsley labored for Wells Fargo and migrated to Montana in 1864. Lucy was a dressmaker who emigrated to Virginia Town, Montana, the same yr. Each were being originally from Missouri. They met in Virginia Town, married in 1867, and relocated to Willow Creek in the Gallatin Valley (about forty miles west of Bozeman). They constructed a homestead log cabin (about the measurement of the present blacksmith shop), and lived there until eventually 1889. Their first child was born in 1868, and by 1889 they had eight young ones.
William Tinsley constructed the family a two-story home out of logs taken from the nearby Tobacco Root Mountains. The oldest youngsters served haul the logs, which took two days to get to the homestead. The composition took two many years to build. Most of the things in the house were being requested from the Sears catalog. The family occupied the house until eventually the 1920s.
The house was obtained by the museum in 1987, and moved from its initial place to the Museum of the Rockies in 1989. Refurbished with things donated by Tinsley descendants, it now serves as a dwelling background museum. The house sits on ten acres of land, and incorporates a traditionally precise kitchen garden, flower garden, chicken coop, farm implements, carriage house, blacksmith shop, root cellar, outhouse, operating nicely and pump, storage lose, and fields. A whole cellar was excavated beneath Tinsley Home as nicely.
Readers are no cost to contact and use lots of of the things in Tinsley Home. A personnel of historical re-enactors incorporates 4 girls who prepare dinner, clean, sew, and complete chores all-around the house as nicely as a blacksmith who does ironmongery and repairs.
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