Memory Book - 1937

Our historical submissions for 1937

Log Cabin Cafe now Open for Business.

During the darkest days of the Great Depression, Hannah Oie,  child of Norwegian immigrants, had vision, hope and fortitude. She designed and built this incredible log cabin. Today it is still a favorite happy place to the multitudes.


Not much is known about Hannah's role at the Cafe. She must have supervised the building crew diligently, as every detail of this special building is still near perfect, 85 years later.

Hannah was born in the winter of 1881 in Minnesota. Her mother had become a U.S. citizen in 1880 and her father in 1875.  By 1910, Hannah had made her way to eastern Montana where she was married. She had two daughters.  She lived to be 102. She lived out her days in southeastern Montana after building the Log Cabin and selling it to Alvilda Caulk a few years later.

Hannah managed to transform an isolated alpine patch of willow into one of the most magical places in the world, cherished in memory by multitudes.

Please help fill in our history!

If you have a special photo and memory, please share it with us and we will save here as part of the Log Cabin Cafe's history. Send us your digital or physical photo with a short memory and we will log it and share it with all that visit us. Email us at to share.