This cabin blended in to the shadows of the adjacent mountain so well that I almost overlooked it while exploring some mine ruins. I just happened to notice a glint of sunlight from one of the broken windows. This is one of the few cabins that I discovered where I was able to learn some of the history.
As I understand it, the cabin was originally occupied by an Indian woman named Dove who had lived there since childbirth. Over the years she apparently mined some very rich gold ore from shallow excavations in this general vicinity, and she was married several times and all of her husbands disappeared mysteriously. Dove eventually sold the cabin to a prospector named Bill Sherrill from Las Vegas and she moved somewhere near Sandy Valley, Nevada where she died in the late 1990s or early 2000s.
Dove's cabin was probably an ideal home at one time with a large screened front porch, and it had at least 2 large bedrooms. Judging from the rusty bed frames on the front porch, the occupants probably slept out there during hot summer nights.