Museum the New Llano Colony

Austin "A McL" McLane


Family Information:  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In June 1928 Mrs. Busick, Mrs. Rogers, Bergold and McLane were picking berries with a group of children.

In September 1928 he was on the college faculty along with: Lowell H. Coate - Superintendent and instructor in Sociology, Economics and Public Education; E.C. Bennett - English and History; Benjamin Roe - Scientific Agriculture; Guy F. Rogers - Mathematics; Eugene Hough - Psychology; F. Hamel - Spanish, German and Latin; Mary Erma Wilson - Voice and Piano; R.B. Snyder - Director of Orchestra, Wind and Stringed Instruments, Chorus and Ensemble; Geo. T. Pickett - Industrial Science; Daisy Daugherty - Domestic Science; Edna Mae Coffin - Manual Art, Sculpture and Architectural Drawing; Austin McLane - Journalism; Nell Rogers - Botany; Hope Shoemaker - Shorthand, Typewriting and Book-keeping; Mr. Daugherty - Intermediate Grades; Mrs. A.E. Bennet - Primary Grades; Esther Allen - Health and Hygiene; Mary H. Atworth - Librarian and Instructor in the Art of Expression; Anna Tabb - School Nurse, Dr. J.P. Kimmel - College Physician; Alice Pickett - Girls Counselor; Theodore Atworth - Oil and Watercolor Art; Alma Wilson Bell - Dramatic Art.

He was editor of the "Vernon Parish Democrat" in 1929.  

Other Info: In 1928, he performed at a theater performance as part of a sextette which included Roscoe Busick, Turner, Fischer, Fred Jensen and Landrum.  

Post-Colony History: In March 1929 he left the colony, expecting to be gone for several weeks. He returned in September of that year, much improved in health and happy to be back among friends, though it was only to visit. He departed one week later for Mena, Arkansas, then on to St. Louis.  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": June 30, 1928, July 14, 1928, September 15, 1928, September 22, 1928; "Vernon Parish Democrat": February 28, 1929, September 5, 1929, September 12, 1929  


Clipping from the "Llano Colonist" dated September 22, 1928.

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