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April 26, 2022, Museum docents

divided up to guide the Junction

Community After School Program

(CASP) children around the museum

on a scavenger hunt and view 

artifacts.  The kids were great and

enthusiastic about this local history lesson at it's best!  Everyone enjoyed ice cream afterwards! 

The Kimble County Historical Commission was saddened by the passing of our leader, Frederica Burt Wyatt in October 31, 2021.   In 1966, the Kimble County Historical Commission was created, and she was a charter member.  Frederica Burt Wyatt became the Curator of the Kimble County Historical Museum and was Chairman of the Kimble County Historical Commission Board for many years.  She was Chairman Emeritus at the time of her death.  We gratefully acknowledge her many years of contributions to the Kimble County Historical Commission and Museum and  her tireless efforts on behalf of historical preservation.

Two old OST markers are preserved on the  KCHC campus in Junction.  

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L to R - Edie Littlefield Sundy, Mission Walker,  and Connie Sue Low, Museum Board Chairman

        Kimble Museum Hosted Book Review 
Junction is on the cover and pictures of our town and area are found throughout the new book, The Old Spanish Trail Highway in Texas. Author James Collett gave a wonderful program and highlights of his new pictorial book.  This book may be purchased at the museum for $25.




 
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Celebrity Edie Littlefield Sundy, The Mission Walker, visited Kimble County Museum on her way through Kimble County as she walked the OST.  Edie became the "The Mission Walker" in 2015 when she walked the 1600 Mile Camion Real de las California Mission Trail.  As a cancer survivor, she has a deep faith and feels a need to feel the earth under her shoes.  After the pandemic year she dreamed of walking the 2,817 mile "Old Spanish Trail" highway that opened officially in 1929.  Junction, actually "Cloud Point" just a few miles outside of Junction, is the geographical halfway point of the trail.  This dream began to come true in 2021 when she walked from San Antonio to Orange, Texas.  Now she is on the trail again, as she left San Antonio Saturday April 9 on her way to El Paso she walked into Kimble County and to the museum.  She told a wonderful story with video in our theater room to a group of 40 enthusiasts.  Her book, The Mission Walker, is on sale at the museum.  We urge everyone to pick up a copy to understand what an inspiration she is.  She has been cancer free for 12 years.  



 

  



 
  

April 28, 2022 700 Springs Tour a Success - Over 300 people enjoyed the outing to the Pfluger Ranch. Thanks to Lee Pfluger for his generosity for allowing the tour on his ranch that has been going over 20 yrs.  This year Mark Jacoby gave a geology survey of the springs.  Hettie Allsup gave the history of the springs that was originally prepared by the late Frederica Wyatt.

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Mark Jacoby - left

Hettie Allsup - right

Speak to the largest crowd ever to attend this beautiful tour on the South Llano River and  the Texas Hill Country.

 Horace Collumns, (standing with friends, Doug Dukes and Bob Alexander,) generously 

 opened the restored Telegraph Store to visitors after the 700 Springs Tour

VISITOR COMMENTS:   October 22, 2019  Monte Monroe, Ph.D., Southwest Collections Archivist, State Historian:  "Kimble County Historical Museum is the best in Texas of its kind.  You should all be very proud!"