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Up the path from the Foster House you will come to a large waterwheel on the side of a cabin. This was the Shaw Grist Mill. The cabin which was built in 1854, was not originally a gristmill. Thomas Shaw who was a pioneer, became well known for his skills as a carpenter and for building log cabins and this one roomed cabin, which he built for his family on 160 acres in Parker County, was said to be the best on the Texas frontier.
Shaw went onto help many inexperienced homesteaders to construct their own homes.
After more than 100 years of use as a home, a bunkhouse and a storage barn, the cabin was brought to the Log Cabin Village for restoration and preservation as a gristmill when the waterwheel and stone wall were added. The waterwheel is 25’ in diameter and 28 ½” wide.
Address: Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane
Directions: (off University Drive)
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