“Good Oak” Revisited 2012
By 1850 the Shenandoah Valley was the largest wheat producing region in the United States. In 1864 this cabin survived what historians call “The Burning”. That’s when Union General Phillip Sheridan swept through the Valley burning the barns, mills and cabins to help end the American Civil War. Within site of this cabin the Yankees burned down the original Swoope Mill which used water from Middle River for power.