I am not a good, loving-it-all camper. Oh, I have camped since childhood, backpacked 10+ miles into the Cascades more than once (when I was much younger) and was willing to sleep on the ground sans air mattress enough times to really appreciate the comforts of a good pillow-top. I want the creature comforts of a hot shower, food cooked inside a dry RV-without the added nutrients provided by sand/ash/bugs. The best part of our RV life is seeing places I would never take an airplane or a car trip to visit…it’s the history of my ancestors, both Native American and the Europeans that came over on the Mayflower. It is the museums in small towns, monitored by volunteers in most cases, lovingly chronicled and displaying the local history that appeals to me. So this post is about the local museums with some history thrown in.
This is the Quanah Historical Museum building. Once the Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway depot….
built in 1908, a historical landmark
and part of the Hardeman County
(located behind this building > )
Quanah, TX…named for the last Comanche Chief – Quanah Parker….2010 census pop. 2642. The town went into decline when the Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad left town in 1982.