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Two-Century-Old Log House Donated to Fort New Salem

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  A Clarksburg family has donated a two-century-old log house on their property to Fort New Salem.

Bradley Franz tells The Exponent Telegram that he and his wife, Dominique, believe the house was built in the late 1790s. It was constructed by his wife's fifth great-grandfather, John Reynolds.

Fort New Salem Foundation board chair Joseph Audia says the log house will serve as a gateway to the campus. He says the foundation envisions locating a gift shop and ticketing area in the house.

The house has been taken apart. The pieces will be stored until funds are raised for a $260,000 renovation project, which also includes restoring several other buildings on the campus.

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