Located at the heart of the United States of America, Lamar, Colorado is the home of the Lamar Community College Antelopes, the Lamar High School Savages, and the Spreading Antlers Golf Course… And so much more. A major crossroads, US Hwy 50 and US Hwy 287, as well as Amtrak Rail Road make this an easy place to get to and a major center of travel for the nation. Lamar is widely known for both industry and agriculture, although there are many other resources in the area. I’ll be listing a few of those resources and giving information and links to various sites, increasing the information frequently.
A Bed and Breakfast operated in the area by Ms. Jane Felter, offers wonderful accomodations for travelers and visitors. Jane’s delicious breakfasts and hospitality refresh after long dusty drives across the prairie. Give her a jingle if you’re going to be in the area.
A source of native information, civil war history, and local color, the Big Timbers Museum is located on “the curve” north of Lamar, just past the Arkansas River Bridge, with easy access to travelers and hometown folks. Curator, Kathleen Scranton, adds to the ambiance of the Museum with her vast knowledge of community history.
Recently renovated and updated, the Museum is a perfect place to spend a hot afternoon, or a chilly winter day, reviewing and looking back over time in a cozy setting. Stories of folklore, hometown trivia, and hours of historical information are provided for your entertainment and information.
Special areas of the Museum include the Fleagle Gang corner, an entire room full of Civil War Memorabilia, and a basement of working history of the area. Come by and enjoy, or visit the Big Timbers Museum web site