Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Signs of Summer in Cotton County

We’ve had a lot of irons in the fire and no time to blog. Trying to do better. Thanks to those who have written that they missed us.

Cotton County has turned hot and dry. Combiners are loading up and pulling out. The cows have gathered in the ponds and under the shade trees.

Is said that the wheat crop came up short of bushels and low in quality and market. Graze out used about half of the acreage and appears to have done much better than grain.
Clarence Vache baled his wheat instead of harvesting it for grain or grazing.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Murals Flank Entrance to Temple Museum

Bob Palmer of University of Central Oklahoma and his assistant Lisa outline figures in one of two murals commissioned for the Temple Museum.

Lisa ads details a mural depicting the construction of the First State Bank building in 1905.

Harold Powell and artist Bob Palmer pose in front of one of the finished murals depicting cotton pickers in 1916 with the cotton gin, which would later become the Bone Gin, in the background. Mary Lou Powell Connelly, Bob Waller and The Ken Haleys donated the funds for the murals, which are a bright spot on Temple’s Commercial Street.

The next steps for completion of the museum are attic insulation and displays.

Harold Powell