When you go for a walk in the woods, you never know exactly what you might find. That's especially true for a man who was clearing brush only to discover an 1880's log home of a Missouri pioneer that hasn't been lived in or seen for the last 10 years.

The man who made the discovery is John Wilson. Here's a little bit of how John described his find:

I uncovered this place while clearing access into a 190 acre property in south central Missouri. It features an old forgotten true pioneer homeplace from back in the 1800's, hidden down in a bowl of mountains in the Missouri Ozarks...A cistern from late 1800 or early 1900 that was hand dug by 3 sisters! Old growth walnut trees, 30' diameter cedar, forgotten vehicles, 120' tall river bluff behind the home on a dry river that surrounds the home place on 3 sides

I can't even imagine the winters these old homes have endured and what it was like to live there.

Here's a brief history reminder that the light bulb wasn't officially invented until 1882 by Thomas Edison as the National Park Service documents and they weren't commonly used in homes until the mid-1920's. That means that candles and gas light are likely all this pioneer family had at these properties for the first 50 years of their existence.

Based on what John said in his video, this property is being prepped for sale which means someone will likely soon own this piece of Missouri history in the remote woods. If only those wood beams could talk and share the history they've witnessed.

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