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Swedish Log Cabin

 
 
Swedish Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
1. Swedish Log Cabin Marker
Inscription. Built about 1838 on "Govalle" ("good grazing land", in Swedish). Ranch of S.M. Swenson, settler who encouraged migration of his countrymen to Texas. A copy of cabins built 1638 by Swedish colonists in Delaware.

Home, 1848, of newly arrived Gustaf Palm family; a social center for early immigrants.

Preserved through efforts of Louis Palm, Carl T. Widen. Texas Swedish Pioneer Association and others.
 
Erected 1966 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 14405.)
 
Location. 30° 16.136′ N, 97° 46.375′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Barton Springs Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Zilker Park Botanical Gardens. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78746, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swedes of Texas (a few steps from this marker); Esperanza School Building (a few steps from this marker); Ashford McGill House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clay Pit Bucket Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andrew Jackson Zilker (approx. 0.3 miles
Swedish Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 15, 2016
2. Swedish Log Cabin Marker
Broader view of marker and additional plaques; including Austin Landmark plaque.
away); Barton Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Travis County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Austin High School (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Swedish Log Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
3. Swedish Log Cabin and Marker
Inside the Swedish Log Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, November 25, 2007
4. Inside the Swedish Log Cabin
Swedish Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 15, 2016
5. Swedish Log Cabin Marker
Additional photo of the cabin with a little better lighting, alternate angle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,796 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   5. submitted on November 16, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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