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Hawk Museum Farm Show Set For June 12-14

June 5, 2015
Pierce County Tribune

The Dale & Martha Hawk Museum is celebrating the 26th Annual Antique Farm Show, June 12-14, 2015.

The solid rock of the Hawk Museum that everyone involved depended on was lost this spring when Lowell Johnson passed away. The Annual Antique Farm Show will be a celebration of Lowell's life and the endless energy and talent he gave to the Museum. It was his life.

A very special display will be the tractors, cars etc. that Lowell and Marlys have at the Museum, including the 1968 Ford Pickup that got him from home to the museum daily. Lowell was Dale, Martha and Thor's very good friend and spent time at the Hawk Farm helping restore different items. Dale's shop built in 1941, without electricity used 30-volt motors from a wind charger system. The shop was insulated and heated with a coal furnace in the basement. It was one of a kind, having lathes, grinders and boring machines all working. Lowell could learn and do more at the Hawk.

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Marlys and Lowell Johnson take a ride on a piece of farm equipment. The Hawk Museum’s 26th Annual Antique Farm show will honor Lowell.

Lowell helped set up the Dale and Martha Hawk Foundation and was there as each building, school, church, stores etc. was added. In the process of restoring different items, when an odd part was needed, Lowell would slip away for a time, later showing up with the right part. He knew what every building, box and bin had in it.

We needed a fan belt for the 1952 Studebaker truck we were restoring. Lowell showed up with a brand new Atlas Belt from the Johnson Nanson Store. No one else has any idea where all of that stuff is or came from. In 1996 Lowell was elected president of the Foundation Board of Directors and held that post at his death, 19 years later.

- Dale & Martha Hawk Museum

 
 

 

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