Historic Cabin Being Renovated in Northwest Ga.

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CAVE SPRING, Ga. (AP) - An archaeologist and several community residents are working to restore a cabin in hopes of transforming it into one of Georgia's historic sites.

The Rome News Tribune reports that several experts believe the structure in Cave Spring may have been built by Cherokee Indians around the 1820s -- or perhaps earlier.

The Cave Spring Historical Society has hired archaeologist Pat Garrow as field director to excavate several one-square-meter test sites on the cabin property. The dig is scheduled for Dec. 17-21.

A pledge drive has been started to help pay for the effort. Backers of the project hope to raise $6,400 to fund the cost of the excavation.

Cave Spring is about 15 miles southwest of Rome in northwest Georgia.

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