The cabin was built in 1845 and purchased by the Avent family in 1918. Mayna Treanor Avent used the cabin as her summer studio for 20 years.
The national park took ownership of the cabin in 1932, but the Avent family was awarded a lifetime lease and used the cabin until 1992.
Mayna Treanor Avent was born in 1868 in Nashville, Tennessee, and studied at Cincinnati Art Academy and the Academie Julien in Paris. According to the documents at the cabin, Avent worked in oil and watercolors and created wood block prints of the Japanese style. Her work is displayed in several galleries, including the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
We also finally found the troll bridge on Little River Trail, back in May we had to stop looking due to a storm rolling in and this time we almost gave up again but finally got the right side trail to it.