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Library Corner

By Darla Bracken

Is it bigger than a breadbox?

You never know what you might find poking around in old buildings and barns even if you are not an ‘antique archeologist’. It seems that few of our folks threw out the welcome mat or were ready to be picked when American pickers came to town this month. Yes, they have already come and gone. Too bad, I would really have enjoyed meeting Mike and Frank. I enjoy their show a lot.

While visiting with our new business on main “Milk House Market” and thanking them for their having sponsored a literary basket for our fundraising raffle, Liz Gingg asked me about how she might get in touch with someone from the museum. Since I wear that hat also, I said that I might be able to help. So she shared with me two old photographs from an old Quonset barn found recently in an old metal breadbox of all things. The photographs are almost duplicates of each other and are of some gentlemen in their suits maybe from around the turn of the century…the 19th century. The pictures are charred around the edges almost as if purposely done for a decoupage project, but these are survivors from a fire. If you recognize anyone, please let us know; there has to be a story there.

The Parmer County Pioneer Heritage Museum, located in the former Congregational Church on the corner of 6th and Cleveland, at 218 W. 6th is open to the public on Mondays and Fridays from 10 to 5. It is also open by appointment by calling 265-7282 or 265-7033. You may also call the library if you need assistance or have questions, 250-3200.