The Jackie Blue place is another snapshot of the past. The house is a single-pen hand-hewn square log home with a huge loft (It's been modified over its existence of around 150 years, of course). You'll notice a buckboard in the barn, an old washer on the porch, and a blacksmith's forge under an oak tree. We were told by the owner of the property that during the dark days of the War of Northern Aggression, a mother was terrorized by jayhawkers when she and her 18-month old baby were accosted while her husband was away working the fields. The thug held the infant over the chimney and demanded she reveal where the family's valuables were hidden. This woman took an axe an killed the jayhawker with swift and accurate blow to the head! We were told a family of Mosers lived there at the time.
As this was also once occupied by the Blue family, you might be interested in this great tribute to a man who may have even been born in this old house.
We'll bring you more from our Saturday morning excursion to Lafferty later in the week!
The Sipes Cabin
The Jackie Blue Home