After pausing for a quick photo op, the Red Chair rested on the wide front porch with the other chairs until it was ready for a full tour of the farm. Interested in learning more about the Mast Farm Inns the Red Chair asked the gracious Inn Keeper to share the rich history of the place. In the late 1700s, Joseph Mast walked all the way here from Pennsylvania and settled on much of the land that is now Valle Crucis. Around 1810, his son David built the two room log cabin that we now call The Loom House. Three generations of the Mast family resided in this cabin until the main house was built in the late 1800s and the women began to use the old homestead cabin as a place to weave and make world-renowned quilts. Some of Aunt Josie Mast’s textile work is in the Smithsonian today. How interesting!
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