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Iowa City pioneer fall festival aims to raise money for cabins' restoration


It was a blast from the past in Iowa City Saturday afternoon.

The city put on its first ever Pioneer Fall Festival in an effort to raise money to restore two historic log cabins sitting in city park.

The cabins are currently uninhabitable, one from the late 1800's, has a hole in the roof.

As part of the festivities, families were given a taste of life as an early Iowa settler with music from pioneer times and activities like rope making, apple cider pressing, and quilting.

Organizers say the activities and log cabins have historic value within the community.

"It's just to kind of get a little bit of Iowa City history and how things used to be around here ,and it's kind of fun to learn a little bit more in a hands-on environment," said Kate Jochum with Iowa City Parks and Recreation.

Parks and Recreation is trying to raise $100,000 for the cabins' restoration by spring.

Once restored, the cabins will be used for future educational events.

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