Shaw House

Thomas J. Shaw, a farmer, rancher, and carpenter, and his wife Louisa Ann (Long), 
came to Parker County in 1854.  Shaw built the original one-room cabin in 1856 
where 8 of their 13 children were born.  In 1876, he added the second 
board-and-batten room and the structure served as their home until their deaths.  
Shaw was an excellent carpenter, and several log cabins in Parker County are attributed 
to him.  The home sits below Mt. Nebo where Indians held captive children Hannah Akers 
and Billy Wilson.
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