Clementine and the late Gus Renner are founders
of the Stationmaster's House Museum
Hunter, Keeper of the Keys
The carved wooden Indian was created by a chain saw artist f rom
a dead elm tree. Khaliga, the Wooden Indian, stands guard at the
entrance of the Stationmaster's House Museum which opened in 1975.
When Spearman was founded on a branch of the Sante Fe Railroad
in 1920, this four room cottage was built for the station master and his
family. He represented a business vital to the economy of the area.
He supervised passengers and freight service, operation of the telegraph,
loading and unloading the US Mail. In the 1920's, the station here
was especially busy handling supplies and equipment for oil and gas fields
in the Texas Panhandle. When the Santa Fe Railroad was discontinued
in early 1980, the depot was donated to the museum by the railroad.
It is attached to the main house with a hallway passage added.
In 1989, a Santa Fe Railroad caboose was purchased through the
Santa Fe Railroad in Wichita, Kansas. At the time of the purchase,
the 1965 caboose was a working model.
The most recent addition to the Stationmaster's House Museum is the
AermoterWindmill that adds to the World Famous J.B. Buchanan Windmill Collection.
Zulu, Texas was the first building North of the Canadian River
built by white men, Robert and James Cator, in 1875. It became a
major depot on the Ft. Dodge-Ft. Bascom military road. Zulu Stockade
was also used as a post office and trading post for a number of years.
A replica of the original Zulu was constructed in 1993 on the museum grounds.
County Historical Commission
County Historical Chairman, Joel Lee Lackey
Commission Members: Jennie Blankenship, Johnny Lee, Joyce Johnson,
Helen Boyd, Joanne Eaton, J.D. Wilbanks, Rubyjo Wilbanks, Cindy Blackman,
Clementine Renner, Don Reed, Wanda Reed, Irvin Boyd, Harry Stumpf, Lester
McLain, Ruby McLain, and Don Maize
House Museum Board
Wilbanks, Historical and Museum Treasurer
Blackman, Secretary to Museum
Clementine Renner, J.D. Wilbanks, Don Reed, Wanda Reed, Irvin Boyd, Harry
Stumpf, Lester McLain, Ruby McLain, Don Maize