Eloise Lane is the foremost keeper of Gray County history. She is a retired Pampa school teacher who has written a monthly column for the Pampa News for 10 years. She calls it
"Museum Mementos" and each story is kept in the archives of the White Deer Land Museum.
Eloise' Grandfather came to Texas before the turn of the century with the railroad, and later became Pampa's first
postmaster. The town then had 24 residents. Her father came here when Pampa was called Glasgow.
Eloise graduated from Pampa High School in 1932 and received a Bachelor of Music degree from Mary Hardin-Baylor
University in Belton. Her first teaching job was in McLean, Texas. She taught there and one or two small schools before coming back to Pampa to teach in 1944. Eloise retired after a 41 year teaching career in 1980.
Eloise was asked to write a pamphlet about Pampa's first post office, and that began her writing hobby and close relationship with the White Deer Land Museum. She is the person called on in Gray County to answer all
historical questions. She answers research mail for the museum and area residents. Eloise works tirelessly each month compiling documents and retrieving information to add to the accuracy of the county's history.
Have a Pampa history question? Ask Eloise Lane.