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Beaver Jim Villines Boyhood Home
I HAVE A DREAM
My all time favorite ol homestead, it reminds me of my mother, and my brothers, and sister, and our upbringing here in the Ozarks.
If I could have one “Wish” it would be to have this homestead rebuilt …in all its origionality on my property, but for now, I’ll keep it in a photograph.

Spring Image…….

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Abraham Villines, and his children were among the earliest pioneer families in the Buffalo River valley. Abraham’s grandson William built this log house in 1850 for his new bride, Rebecca. Four years later their son James was born here.

James Villines (1854-1948) was known as " Beaver Jim" for his trapping abilities. After his marriage in 1880, he moved from this home to his own farmstead across the Buffalo River.

In the mid-twentieth century, Villines family descendants used this house as a barn..with the chimney still attached. Today the notched, and hand- hewn logs recall the pioneers that carved their homes out of the Buffalo River wilderness.

Proust once said, The real voyage of discovery

Consist not of seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

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  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful!!!! :O]

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    Beautiful & intriguing, Carolyn!

  • hootonles
    hootonlesabout 3 years ago

    A delightful image, well captured :O

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 3 years ago

    Sure is gorgeous down your neck of the woods and you have captured this scene so beautifully, Carolyn~Lynn

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    a really wonderful shot

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Carolyn,…

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous scene and capture.

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful,Carolyn♥ the history is also beautiful.Old buildings have a real pullto my curiosity..lol.. I would love to see the Ozarks.from your photos it must be beautiful!

  • It is a very interesting old homestead Mae, and I feel blessed living in the Ozarks…its not Colorado, or Oragon, or Washington state, but its beautiful in its own rite. I love the rolling hills, and forest……ie all my images is of forest LOL!!!! Arkansas is the last state I believe in the states to have so much of it disigus (sp…cant get my brain to work this morning) trees. It is beautiful, and happy to share its beauty :)xx

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  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathabout 3 years ago

    great shot

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