Big Timbers History Corner #11 – Lamar Girls

One of the many, many things and places named after Lucius Quintus Cincinatus Lamar II was our town. This photo shows two of his grand-daughters in 1950, when they came out from Washington, DC for a town celebration. The one on the right was dubbed Miss Lamar. Nothing on the display says whether there was a full pageant or what. It would be nine more years before Lamar won its All-American City award, so it’s hard to tell what it was about the 64th anniversary that brought about a major celebration. Perhaps some researching into the files would be a good plan….

Speaking of famous ancestors, you won’t want to miss this month’s General Meeting of the Prowers County Historical Society. (July 19th, 7 pm at the museum) The presentation is on famous political figures with a historical connection to Prowers County. We will also be hearing from the candidates running for County Commissioner on how the Board of Commissioners and the Prowers County Historical Society can best share the responsibility of preserving our heritage at Big Timbers Museum

Of course you don’t have to wait until the 19th to visit the museum. You are always welcome! Admission is only $3 for individuals; $5 lets you bring the whole family for a fun learning experience that also helps preserve our Prowers County heritage for future generations. Open 10 am to 5 pm Tues-Sat. Call 336-2472 for more details.

History Corner is brought to you by Susan Crites

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