The Dinkel Mercantile
Visit our NEW Museum located in the Pioneer Log Cabin in the Jail and Cabin History Park at 499 Weant Blvd.
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm,
May 14 - October 30
Carbondale's New Museum Experience
THE PIONEER LOG CABIN
The cabin was built in 1887 by the first homesteaders in the Crystal Valley: Myron Thompson and Samuel Bowles, along with Bowles nephew Oscar Holland. It's original location was about a mile west, on the Crystal River.
THE DINKEL MERCANTILE
The interior of the cabin has recently been remodeled in the style of an old time mercantile. The original Dinkel Mercantile was built and operated by William Dinkel, known as "The Daddy of Carbondale," because he started the first stage stop, store, and the Bank of Carbondale, of which he was president. The Mercantile was located in the Dinkel Building, which still stands at the corner of 4th and Main St.