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Micajah Goodwin Log Cabin

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Cottonwood Park, Grand Prairie, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 43' 29.331336", -97° 0' 53.827344"
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    Micajah Goodwin Log Cabin Pioneer settler Micajah Goodwin migrated with his family to Texas from Alabama in the 1840s. A native of Georgia, he settled in this vicinity on a land grant in the . He constructed this log cabin on his property in 1846. The original site was in the Watson community of Tarrant County, now northwestern Grand Prairie. Goodwin's residence was built of squared post oak timbers, secured by the use of the Tennessee notching technique. The construction method allowed the house to be self-supporting without the use of nails or other fasteners. The interior featured a fireplace used for cooking and heating. An early Tarrant County resident, Goodwin was also active in the early development of Dallas County. Other settlers began moving here following the Civil War when rail lines were first built to the area. In 1874 the town of Dechman, which became Grand Prairie, was platted by A. M. Dechman. According to legend, Goodwin's home was used in the 1930s as a hiding place by outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Later surrounded by urban growth, it was moved to this site in 1975 as a reminder fo the area's early pioneers.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Micajah Goodwin Log Cabin Historical Marker Location Map, Grand Prairie, Texas

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