Historic log cabin (L) and Homestead cabin (R), Ghostown Blues Bed & Breakfast, Highway 271, 1 km west of Maple Creek, SK.
This cabin was originally a cowboy's line shack. On the big ranches, cowboys would stay at these shacks on the prairie when they couldn't make it home at night, Greg Hisey says.
This cabin stood on the big ranch run by the Ramsay family.
"Bill Ramsay . . . said his great granddad moved this off the prairies in the 1920s. He thinks it was built around 1912."
"The Cypress Hills burned in 1886 or 1887. One of the old ranchers down there told me that they were not allowed to cut live trees, so they had to use for building standing deadfall. That would explain why there was no chinking in it, because it was shrunk if it was standing deadfall. That kind of verifies the time it was built."