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July 24, 2012

Museum exhibit: from pioneer paths to superhighways

By Barbara Manson | Special to the Index

PALO PINTO – The Palo Pinto County Historical Commission continues to bring new exhibits of interesting history to the local Palo Pinto Old Jail Museum with its third visiting exhibition.

The exhibit “Crossroads of the Empire and Pioneer Paths to Superhighways” opened the weekend of July 14 and takes the visitor on a romantic journey of how our land had been seen from the 1500s through the 1900s and how oxcart paths grew into super highways. Once again the museum has teamed up with HumanitiesTexas to bring an interesting 14-panel exhibit.

This exhibit will be on display through Aug. 5. Regular hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact Cindy Lewis (940) 798-2600 or e-mail palopinto@aol.com.

The Southwest remained a land of mystery long after the rest of the continental United States had been surveyed and recorded on maps. “Crossroads of the Empire: Early Printed Maps of the American Southwest “details the fascinating story of the discovery, exploration and settlement of the area.

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