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Big Timbers History Corner #16 - Elevation Marker

Big Timbers History Corner #16 – Elevation Marker

One of the best things about investigating history is how it can lead you to amazing discoveries. This bronze disk tells Lamar’s elevation, and warns people about messing with it, at the risk of a hefty fine ($250 would buy you one heck of a nice car in 1933!). But there’s more to the story! […]

Big Timbers History Corner #12 – July 4th 1908

Big Timbers History Corner #12 – July 4th 1908

I wonder how hot it was on July 4th in 1908? You might guess it wasn’t hot at all, looking at this spiffy crowd gathered in downtown Lamar, all decked out in suits, long, pretty dresses and HATS FOR EVERYONE! The row of buildings in the upper section of the photo is the 100 South […]

Transportation Museum Opening Draws Crowds

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 […]