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Near St. James in Phelps County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Hyer Hewed Log Cabin

circa 1830 - 1836

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
1. Hyer Hewed Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.  

Samuel Hyer and his wife, the former Elizabeth Mitchell, lived on this site. They had eight children, three sons and five daughters. Samuel was a leading iron worker at Maramec. The Hyer's daughter, Martha, became one of the earliest teachers at the Works. She later married John Brazil Harrison, the son of James Berry Harrison and Lovisa Voss Duncan, who came to Phelps County in 1818. This is a typical hewed log cabin and the first of this type cabin used by the iron workers built on Stringtown Road.
 
Erected by The James Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 57.349′ N, 91° 32.456′ W. Marker is near St. James, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is along the Historic Drive in Maramec Spring Park, off Missouri Highway 8. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21880 Maramec Spring Drive, Saint James MO 65559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Westlake "Dog Trot" Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); George Evans (about 600 feet

Hyer Hewed Log Cabin Marker and Illustration image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
2. Hyer Hewed Log Cabin Marker and Illustration
away, measured in a direct line); Stuttering Tom Lenox (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stringtown Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Maramec Iron Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maramec Community Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Furnace Shelter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Two-Wheeled Charcoal Barrow (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. James.
 
Also see . . .
1. Single Pens, Saddlebags, and Dog Trots (Shiloh Museum of Ozark History). (Submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Maramec Iron Works National Register District Nomination Form. (Submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Maramec Iron Works (Ludwig, 1977). (Submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Maramec Spring Park History. (Submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Hyer Hewed Log Cabin Illustration image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
3. Hyer Hewed Log Cabin Illustration
Hyer Hewed Log Cabin Firebox and Chimney Remnant image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
4. Hyer Hewed Log Cabin Firebox and Chimney Remnant
Maramec Spring Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
5. Maramec Spring Park Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on October 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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