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|Figure 86. Full-dovetailed
At the time these cabins were being built, hewn-timber cabins were being built all across the continent with corners that were saddle-notched or half-dovetailed because the builders lacked the skill to do full-dovetailing. The full-dovetailing on the Francis Marion University cabins shows that the African Americans who built them possessed unusual woodcraft skills. (Photo 1997)
Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998.