W. Ben Hunt
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|Hunt's handmade log cabin|
In 1986, the Ben Hunt cabin was moved one-third of a mile from its original site. It is now located southwest of the Hales Corners library on the grounds of the W. Ben Hunt Center (5885 S. 116th Street, Hales Corners) and is owned by the Village of Hales Corners. The Hales Corners Historical Society is responsible for the preservation and upkeep of the cabin, and members of the Society serve as cabin guides. The cabin contains interesting artifacts and memorabilia related to Ben Hunt and native people. In January 2005, the cabin was designated a local historic landmark through the efforts of the Hales Corners Historic Preservation Commission.
In June 1998 the canoe was donated to the Hales Corners Historical Society by Wayne Boldt. The canoe had previously been in the possession of Boldt's late father, Alton Boldt, who was a close friend of Ben Hunt. Stop by the cabin and see this interesting artifact!