Historic Sites, Cibola, Arizona
Historic Cibola Cabin
This historic cabin was built in 1910 by Carl Bishop as a second home. When the river overflowed and it was no longer possible to live on the valley floor with the farm and livestock, it was time to move to higher ground. This cabin was built of cottonwood trees which were plentiful in the early 1900s.
This structure is called a "dog trot" cabin because the covered breezeway that separate the rooms. The "dog trot" generally separated the kitchen from the living quarters to allow for a cooler living area and to prevent kitchen fires from destroying the houses living area.