Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Betty Vanderwielen

Homestead Cabin, Symbol of Seeley Lake Pioneers

Part I – The Sperrys


Eddie Coyle

This photo from the Eddie Coyle collection of Burt and Dagmar Sperry is taken from "Cabin Fever" with "circa 1952" given as the most probable date.

SEELEY LAKE – Located off Dolly Varden Drive at the end of the meadow bordered by Trail Creek is an old log building commonly referred to as the Homestead Cabin. Now owned by the Double Arrow Ranch Landowners Association (DARLOA), the cabin is valued as a symbol of the pioneering days of Seeley Lake.

The official designation for the land on which the Homestead Cabin stands is NW¼ of Section 12 (16N, 15W). According to the records at the Bureau of Land Management General Land Office, A. B. Ferguson bought 160 acres of property at that location on April 24, 1820. Nothing more is kno...

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Reader Comments

abourne writes:

The current situation of the Homestead Cabin is discussed in Part II of the story from Dec. 15, 2016.

Sara writes:

What is being done with the property now? Are people able to visit or is it private property?


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