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Independence Pioneer Village

Red Murray Cabin

This is the only modern cabin in the village. In 2007, we were given 10 trees from the city of Oakland. We cut down the tees and turned them into cabin logs used in the walls, rafters, and sills. The structure was erected and completed in 2008. This cabin is unique from the others, as its interior walls are paneled with narrow boards covering the chinking. It was named after Melvin “Red” Murray, a retired police officer from Villa Grove who lived his last years here on the property in the Sunshine Estates Christian Retirement apartments and took care of the mowing and helping with various prospects in the village.

Upcoming Events

Spring Cleaning

Saturday, Mar 27 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Private Event/Wedding

Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31 All Day

Talk About Tractors!!!

Saturday, Jun 19 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM