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Wagons for Sale at Sand and Sage Fair

History buffs and/or wagon enthusiasts can offer a silent bid on five wagons owned by Prowers County during the Sand and Sage Fair. Last Tuesday, July 21st, commissioners Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Ron Cook, along with Big Timbers Museum curator, Kathleen Scranton, viewed seven wagons which have been parked outside on the south side of the […]

Big Timbers Museum Update

  Kathleen Scranton, Curator for the Big Timbers Museum, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with a quarterly activities update.  Tammie Clark, Health and Human Services, recently donated two historic bookcases and the museum plans to receive additional cabinetry, office furniture, a carved wooden bench and a metal bench from the Prowers County auction room this […]

Big Timbers History Corner #18 – Alamo Lights

If you look up as you go in the front door of Big Timbers Museum, you will see these two lovely vintage light fixtures. Back in the day, they were part of the elegant new Alamo Hotel (built in 1937). Times and needs changed, and in the 1980s a local group bought the old hotel […]

New Line Up for Prowers County Historical Society

  The number of directors was changed by a vote of the membership at the General Meeting in July. The bylaws now call for nine, of which five are officers.  President: Susan Crites Vice President: Chuck Bowen Secretary: Mary Jane Torres Treasurer: Debra Haggard Museum Committee Head (changed from ‘Historian’): Bill Elam Directors: Mike Duffy, […]

Prowers County Commissioners Delay Closing CR 9

  A decision on closing County Road 9 off Highway 287 in Prowers County will be delayed for 30 days.  Greg Emick and Charlie Fowler met with the Prowers County Commissioners, Tuesday, March 27.  Emick is purchasing some land which adjoins property he currently owns.  The purchase would give him land on both sides of […]

Big Timbers Museum Update

  Curator Kathleen Scranton detailed the quarterly update for activities at the Big Timbers Museum during the weekly Prowers County Commissioners meeting, Thursday, January 26. Museum staff has currently inventoried 8,112 separate items, according to Scranton, about a third of display items on hand. She said volunteers from the Prowers Historical Society are helping categorize […]

Transportation Museum Opening Draws Crowds

Click on a picture to see it in full size Photos and Videos by Russ Baldwin and Vincent Gearhart Well over 600 persons attended the grand opening ceremonies for the Big Timbers Transportation Museum in Lamar this past Saturday, June 25.  Planning on the project took the better part of two years, involving modifications to […]