Carter Shields Cabin

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The Carter Shields Cabin is a historic cabin located on the Cades Cove Loop Road in Townsend, TN. It is a one-and-a-half-story log cabin that was originally built in the mid-19th century by John P. Cable, a prominent resident of the area. The cabin was later purchased by Carter Shields, who lived there with his family in the early 1900s. Shields was a prominent member of the community and was known for his skills as a blacksmith and farmer. The cabin is a popular tourist attraction and is open to the public for self-guided tours.

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