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Grand Canyon log cabin part of restoration plan

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A National Park Service plan to save log cabins that have been part of America's history includes what's known as the Gatekeeper's Cabin on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Though still used to house the park's seasonal staff, the 67-year-old cabin is rotting and bug-infested.Restoration is planned for this summer as part of a $1 million project undertaken by the Park Service in partnership with the Ohio-based owner of Log Cabin brand syrup.

The cabin, with central stone fireplace and porches on the front and side, will be returned at least in part to historical authenticity. A concrete porch, for instance, will be replaced with one of wood similar to the original.