Glenda's Adventures with Daisy 2006-07 travel blog

Dia-Log Oil Well Electric Line Services Truck

Early 1930s Kitchen

National Cash Register in Arp General Store


This morning I headed east, continuing my journey toward Mountain View. I stopped in Kilgore to visit the East Texas Oil Museum on the Kilgore College campus (with ample parking for RVs). The museum is a fascinating depiction of the oil boom around Kilgore in the early 1930s. It features dioramas, movies, sound presentations and antiques donated by East Texas citizens. There is even a scene of cars and wagons on the "muddy" main street, some of them stuck in the mud. I was very impressed with the wonderful wax figures whose faces looked so realistic. When they "talked", their facial expressions changed in natural-looking ways: raised eyebrows, blinking eyes, wrinkled brows, mouths moving to fit the words, etc.

In front of the museum is a time capsule buried in 1999 by the Desk and Derrick Clubs of the area. It was of particular interest to me because I am a former member of the Desk and Derrick Club of Bartlesville, OK. The club is for women employed in the petroleum and petroleum-related industries.

Before leaving the parking lot, I ate a quick lunch. Then it was on to Lake o' the Pines.

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