fire-hazard

Thatched Roofs

All that hard work of carving out the planks and it could all be destoyed with a single spark. "The earliest homes were made with thatched roofs. Occasionally, a fire would break out from a spark or ember from the fireplace and catch the thatch roof on fire. Later they passed a law requiring new homes to be built with planks. Most houses had dirt floors, not wooden floors, and each had a prominent fire and chimney area, since this was the only source of heat as well as the only way to cook. " (taken from Mayflower History)

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Taken with a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

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