Texas, Day 3, Part 3: Log Cabin Village

I chose Log Cabin Village as my foray into Fort Worth’s vast Cultural District.  Sundance Square, the Zoo and other fine features of the Civilized Cowtown will wait for another time. Many Fort Worthers, including the marvelous family I met here, had not ever heard of LCV until recently.  It turns out that the Winters’ younger daughter heard about it first, and brought her parents there, this beautiful Sunday afternoon. Now, to spill on Fort Worth’s Best-kept Secret.  Dog Trots are a Texas tradition, or were, in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.  Sam Houston built one.  Lyndon B. Johnson grew up in one.

Now, let’s see what the photo record shows.

Here’s the Trinity River, which made Fort Worth, Dallas and all their intervening suburbs, possible.


The Log Cabin Village’s main building is the only two-story structure in the park.


Next is the Seela Cabin.


Here a couple of shots of the inside of Seela Cabin.  Note how well “dolly” is treated.



Also, note how the building is insulated.  King Cotton had many uses.


This is a Dog Trot House.  It has two rooms, separated by a covered area, where dogs (and cats) could come in for the night, or out of the rain.


Next, we moved on to the School House, where someone ( not me), who will not be identified here, tried on the dunce cap.


If a kid messed up, the dunce cap was waiting.


No village is complete without a garden, and a mill house.




There you have it- at least a portion.  I will be putting together complete albums, once I get home.  As a bonus to this visit, I gladly recommend http://michellewinters.com, for those women looking to treat themselves to fine fashion.  Mrs. Winters was dressed to the Nines, even while walking the paths of Old Texas.

2 thoughts on “Texas, Day 3, Part 3: Log Cabin Village

    • The quilt in the doll bed was similar to one my wife’s students made thirty years ago, in honor of our wedding. I placed it in her coffin with her last year, so this one was very striking.


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