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Blanco Pioneer Museum Mystery
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 • Posted May 23, 2013

It has been sometime since my last article about the museum. During that period in time we lost our board member, treasurer and good friend, Rebecca Howerton. It took us awhile to recover from this loss. We appreciate all of the donations in her memory and we have planted some of the roses she had wanted to plant at the museum. The plants are small but growing, so look for the blossoms.

Other happenings are our involvement in assisting Dennis Moore with the World War II museum. We will be creating the home front section of the museum. If you have artifacts, media, other items from WWII which you feel are a part of the Blanco County War effort please phone Dennis Moore and make arrangements to loan or donate these items so they can be displayed for the public to view.

The mystery I spoke about in the title of this article came from an inquiry of a visitor researching her family. She had come across a small ledger which was from the 1800’s. The ledger had names of many of the citizens of Blanco and some from Johnson City. Apparently, this was a group that met on a regular basis around 1893 but in these minutes they never mentioned why they met. Rarely did they speak about a new member but when they had a new member he was of good character. This organization was named the Snearly Alliance # 2904. Another fact was that the organization had a seal for marking documents.

If anyone knows more about this organization, please contact Linda Howard at 830-833-4971. If I am unavailable, leave a message so I can phone you back.

One more item, we are not going to play Bingo Saturday May 25, at the Spaghetti Supper because of State gambling laws. We will still be giving away prizes. We hope you come out and have a good time.

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