Titles listed below are examples of subjects which have been prepared by museum curator Johnny Ingram. For a more complete list of this information contact the museum or request details during your visit.
Mr. Ingram has authored a substantial number of poems. Subject matter, represents life experiences and experienced events. The range of interest is not limited and includes many subjects. The content of a few
poems may relate to items on display or subjects featured in the museum. Many of the poems relate to periods of life represented by ; Relationships, Youth, Middle and Senior Age. Other examples address the Land Surveying Profession, special events, friends and adult subjects.
Several of these poems are on display at the museum. Copies are available upon request.
WORDS OF RHYME
BY JOHNNY INGRAM
TEXAS AND U.S. BOUNDARY
The United States on the East and a Republic on the West;
the line in between was the goal of this quest.
To mark a boundary for the Republic of Texas;
by joint commission agreement, this line was the basis.
From the Gulf of Mexico, along the West side of the Sabine;
where it crosses the 32nd meridian, begin an overland scene.
North, 106 miles, through swamps went this line;
to the Red River, for a left turn sign.
Markers of earth, with bottles - set up-side-down;
the mounds measured PI times 5, in feet all around.
A hundred years later, the Louisiana mounds were gone;
new markers were set, with a bottle of it's own.
The states of Arkansas & Louisiana, now border this line;
both are common to Texas, the line marked by a sign.
As an International Boundary, this line lay quite and obscure;
but, it still crosses swamps - of that I am sure.
Johnny Ingram, a Texas surveyor, July 2014
YOUTHFUL ENTHUSIASM MIDDLE AGE HOPE SENIOR REALITY
Girls and Cars Hugs Reflections
Choices Lets Talk Retirement
Friends Collections Conversation
A Scale of Ten Jury Service Small Town USA
Marriage Dueling Trains
RELATIONSHIPS WORK RELATED
Kinfolk Surveying Glossary
Love Surveyors of Early Texas
Man & Woman Texas-U.S. Boundary
Marriage SHS (Surveyors Historical Society)
Two Peas in a Pod TSPS (Texas Society of Professional Surveyors)
Yourself TGLO (Texas General Land Office)
Roots JHS (Jefferson Historical Seminar)
LIST OF SUBJECTS