John B. Burk, leaving his family in Tennessee, came to Shiloh Hill community in 1827, and built a log house. After completing the house, he fastened his two dogs in it with a plentiful supply of cornmeal and water. He then set out for Tennessee to bring his wife and two young sons. They made their journey in a wagon with wheels made by “sawing off short sections of logs.” His dogs, suffering no visible ill effects from their confinement on the restricted diet, joyously welcomed him upon his return with the family.

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