What Bill Marquis hadn't been able to use of the original cabin he "created" from other old looking wood, maintaining all the historical features as close as possible. All this work was purely for the love of history, and the costs of restoration came out of his own pocket. The photos above were taken in October of 1996. By mid-May of 1997, Bill had finished the roof and was starting on the stone chimney located on the right as you face the cabin. Once the chimney was finished, he added flower beds around the front and sides of the cabin edged in the same type of stones. A stone fireplace with a heavy wooden mantel had been completed also. Several special-made glass windows were added as well as the front doors. With the addition of a stone sidewalk embedded with fossils, the work was nearly completed.