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Western Travel - Log Cabin Village (Part Three) - Fort Worth, Texas - #TravelTuesday

Welcome to my weekly column #TravelTuesday featuring places I've discovered during my research trips or just wandering around in historical areas. I hope you enjoy my discoveries.

This week we continue our visit to the Log Cabin Village, in Fort Worth, Texas. Last week we looked at the Tompkins Cabin and making dip-candles. Today we'll head further left to the Mill and then continue through the Herb Garden.

The Grist Mill was powered by a water wheel (which still works!).

Inside the mill, our guide, Kelley, introduces us to the different types of corn available including a rare red corn that was sweeter than the yellow corn.

Kelley demonstrates how hard it was to grind the corn by hand.

There is a hand-cranked machine that shucked the corn kernels into a bucket (at the bottom).

Now, the heavy-duty mill machine. The belt (on the right) is driven by the water wheel (on the outside) that worked the machine. Lots of corn could be ground quickly. Of course, the machinery was dangerous and many families lost limbs and fingers.

Now we enter the Herb Garden just a short walk from the mill...

Some Christmas Decorations

Learn more about the village by checking out the official site - www.logcabinvillage.org

Log Cabin Village Address: 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln, Fort Worth, Texas 76109

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