On Friday I indicated I was going on a Lakeway heritage tour. Well, I did it and discovered that I have already shared most of the stops with you. The bus tour did not allow getting off the bus but did start at the Liebelt Cabin. So I have devoted this blog to it.
Here is a map of the tour. There are 22 points of interest.
Here is the Liebelt Cabin built-in 1868 by August Liebelt. It was initially located on 80 acres in what has become a commercial tract. In 2011 it was moved to its present location near City Hall.
Here is a pictorial of the move.
The cabin was positioned on its current site in the same orientation as it was originally built.
The cabin had three doors One in front, one at the side and one in back. This allowed for ventilation in the summer.
August Liebelt sold the 80 acres and all his possessions except for a mare for 500 dollars. He then went to Grayson County, Texas and died in 1911 at the age of 79. This marker is a replica of his gravestone.
Gwen and Joe Wunneburger occupied the land and raised goats and other wool-bearing animals. This object was used to place the wool that had been sheared for transport to market.
The person on the left is Gwen Wunneburger who briefly lived in the cabin until their home was built.
The marker near the cabin
A horse-drawn seed planter used on the land
A horse-drawn hay cutter also used on the land.
Interior view – The bed
Chair and shelves. Don’t know how the fan got there. There is no electricity in the cabin.
Stove and more shelves
I also found one more sculpture Titled Two Herons
I hope you enjoyed a look at the Liebelt cabin