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THE PICKARD CABIN
Built: ca. 1855
This charming little log house is one and a half stories tall. The second (half) story exhibits a loft furnished as children’s sleeping quarters. There are many fascinating artifacts in the cabin, some dating back to the 1700s. The art and skill of making textiles is shown with a clock reel, spinning wheel, looms and more!
Malissa Ellen and William Sidney Pickard bought this log home and ninety
acres from the Pittillo family, who had built it between 1850 and 1856.
In subsequent years, the Pickards purchased additional acreage, enlarging
the original tract to 400 acres on which they raised horses and various
THE PICKARD FAMILY
Malissa Ellen Dickson, a native of Tennessee, was born August 6,
1835. When she was 21 years old, she married William Sidney (W.S.) Pickard from
Mount Pleasant, Tennessee. W.S. was born December 9, 1834.
In this home with its frame additions, the Pickards reared their family of seven children:
William was a prominent and highly respected member of Parker County and at one time served as County Commissioner and as President of the Parker County Pioneer Association in 1895. He died at his home, January 15, 1898, and was buried near his father in Spring Creek Cemetery. Malissa Ellen survived him, dying April 4, 1902 at the age of 77.
|Hours: Tue. - Fri. 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. (gates close at 3:30 p.m.)
Sat. and Sun.: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (gates close at 4:30 p.m.)
Log Cabin Village is closed on Mondays
|2100 Log Cabin Village Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109