Parker County Today December 2016 - Page 87

Newberry Cabin groundbreaking at Doss Heritage Center PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY The Pioneer Cabin Park at the Doss Center held its groundbreaking in February of 2016. The project has completed its initial water line installation. Planning and construction continues and the goal is to have at least one cabin on site by the end of 2016. Fundraising efforts continue through the 1849 Club according to Dean Hungate, Managing Director of the Doss. “In 1849, you could build a log cabin in Texas for $75. We are asking for our community to rally around the Pioneer Cabin Park at the Doss by donating $75 to be a part of the 1849 Club. We’ve raised over $6,000 and appreciate everyone who has made a gift towards the cabin project. Information on the 1849 Club is available at the museum during regular business hours or on our website,” he said. For more information on donation opportunities, contact the museum at 817-599-6168. DECEMBER 2016 Sciences and an Associate Professor of Geology at Weatherford College, and takes a more emotional view of the project that many people can relate to. She said, “I read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series and have always been fascinated by that era. I can look at the Newberry Cabin and imagine what it must have been like … to stand on the porch and see the very same vista that they would have seen when they stood on that same porch is transcending.” 85