On Thursday, October 29th, forty members of the Running R Travel visited Mason from the Austin area. Dorothy Martin organized the day trip which started at Country Collectibles, looking at the largest cut topaz. From there, they visited the Mason Square Museum where they saw the largest uncut topaz. John Davis, docent, is pictured with several women who were very interested in the uncut topaz and the topaz jewelry exhibit.
Other members of the Running R Travel enjoyed looking at the displays of Fort Mason. Several had an interest in the Indian Captive exhibits, especially the display with "The Last Captive" by A. C. Greene. This book is about the life of Herman Lehmann.
The second photograph accompanying this article is Julius and Yvonne Darilek. They are looking at the "Mason In Flight" exhibit. Julius was in the Guard and he enjoyed the memorabilia from Mason's local pilots.
Some of Mason's Class of 1953 may remember Jan Nixon, now Jan Berry. She was a part of the Running R Travel group and particularly enjoyed her day back in town, having lived in Austin since leaving Mason.
The Mason Square Museum is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is staffed by volunteer docents. Thank you to John Davis, Don Daniel, and Tom Gibbons for their help last Thursday.