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Grapevine Saves Historic Log Cabin

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Elizabeth Schrack
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Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: 817.410.3195 Cell: 702.528.5687
ESchrack@GrapevineTexasUSA.com
 

GRAPEVINE EMBARKS ON NEW HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROJECT: RELOCATING & RESTORING THE ICONIC BUSHONG LOG CABIN
The Bushong Log Cabin’s new location will be on Historic Main Street in Grapevine, Texas
 

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (June 11, 2024) – Grapevine continues its commitment to heritage preservation with an exciting new project aimed at saving the historic Bushong Log Cabin. Originally built in 1858, near where the Gaylord Texan Resort sits, by George Emanuel Bushong, the cabin is a significant piece of Grapevine’s rich history. The cabin will be carefully moved to its new location at Liberty Park Plaza on Historic Main Street.

When: Summer 2024
Where: Liberty Park Plaza
RSVP: To document this historic move, RSVP to Elizabeth Schrack. Historic pictures and news articles are also available upon request.

The Bushong Log Cabin stands as a testament to the pioneering spirit of Grapevine’s early settlers. George Emanual Bushong arrived in Grapevine from Bance, Tennessee in the Fall of 1858 at the age of 22. His numerous contributions to the community include building and operating the first Cotton Gin in the Grapevine area, building a sawmill and flour mill and also teaching in the newly settled Grape Vine Prairie. Working alongside other notable families in Grapevine, he played a crucial role in constructing many of the businesses and buildings that still stand on Main Street today. Most notably, he founded the Grapevine National Bank and served as its first president, a position he held until his death. Bushong was married to Elizabeth Ann and they had 13 children.

When moved to Liberty Park Plaza, the Cabin will be restored to its original 1858 appearance with an attached shed to the rear. The relocation of the Bushong Lob Cabin is another significant step in preserving Grapevine’s history and underscores Grapevine’s dedication to maintaining its historical landmarks for future generations to appreciate. This project is made possible by funds raised at Grapevine’s annual festivals including Main Street Fest and GrapeFest and through the Grapevine Heritage Foundation

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