Benjamin students visit Wichita Brazos Museum

Benjamin First grade.

Benjamin First grade.

Benjamin Second grade.

Benjamin Second grade.

Special to the News-Courier

BENJAMIN—Covid restrictions and road construction have impacted the Wichita Brazos Museum, with very few visitors over the past year. That’s why the museum invited the Benjamin Elementary first and second grade students to come for a tour and have a very special and enjoyable day last Friday.

The tour was conducted by Ben Grill, Ann Black, and Mary Jane Young. The students learned about the Texan Santa Fe Trail route through the Narrows in 1841; the life of Adolph Bayers, the famous spur maker from Gilliland; the life of Harold Barry, the famous polo player from Truscott; Ernest Tubb, the “Texas Troubadour” from Benjamin; the wildlife exhibit of “Knox County Critters”, by taxidermists Ronnie Urbanczyk and Scott Pinkerton of Munday; and the history of the Alamo, while viewing the replica of the Alamo, donated to the museum by Carson Lewis of Knox City.

For information concerning Museum hours, call 459-2229 or 459-2205.

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