Term: Bean-hole (logging)
A hole in the ground in which beans were baked. It was used as an oven in early logging camps. Hard wood coals were raked into it and put on top of the bean kettle which had a tight lid, then it was covered with dirt. The beans were said to have extra goodness. View more information about logging elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org
View pictures relating to logging at Wisconsin Historical Images.
[Source: Sorden, L.G. and Isabel J. Ebert. Logger's Words of Yesteryears. (Madison, 1956)]