Thursday, June 25, 2009

Connecting the past to the present...

The restoration of the Howard cabin has been a truly exciting undertaking. The results become even more rewarding, however, when we are able to unveil the beautiful reconstruction to an actual descendant of the Howard family.

Last Friday, we were treated to a visit from Joe Bentley, a Howard descendent living here in the area. It was truly amazing to see his eyes light up when he saw the home of his ancestors, a cabin he had played in as a child, beautifully brought back to life. We're so glad he was able to come by and see it!

Mr. Bentley has another connection to the past, however. In his "spare" time, he plays the role of "Tex" Dugan, a historical "character" from the cattle drive era.

As a token of appreciation to the Village, "Tex" will be here on Friday, June 26th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. hosting a Texas Trail Driver's camp. You don't want to miss this!

Here are photos from Mr. Bentley's visit to see the restored Howard cabin:

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