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January 10, 2010

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Things have been quiet around the museum. We have been busy with doctor appointments, fighting the flu, and lack of enough volunteers present at the same time to change the exhibits. We should be able to hang the student exhibit this Wednesday. The year is promising to be as busy as always. We have to complete our book projects and find enough money to finish the new building.

Stay tuned for each project. I hope each of you is writing your family stories and preparing them to send them in. If you need help, please call us. We have typists available to assist any of you who need assistance.

Deborah Sue McDonald, the executive director of the Texas Plains Trail will be visiting our area on Thursday and Friday so if you see me coming I am showing off our beautiful county and our interesting places to explore.

I am writing this on a beautiful Monday morning with the sun shining, I hope it warms us up for awhile before winter returns.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

This is an election year and the candidates are all registered and will begin campaigning soon. We have a lot of state and county races this year so get prepared. I will try to find some interesting past elections to share.

In January, 1836, after losing his bid for a fourth term as a Tennessee representative to the U.S. Congress, Davy Crockett wrote a letter stating his intention to go to Texas. This, his last letter, praises Texas as "the garden spot of the world" with the "best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw." With high optimism for his political future, he wrote that he fully expected to take part in writing a constitution for Texas. "I am in hopes," he wrote, "Of making a fortune yet for myself and my family, had as my prospect has been." Crockett could not foresee his fate at the battle of the Alamo, which occurred just two months later. (source: Handbook of Texas Online)

In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry describes cigarette smoking as a health hazard.

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1787 to Colonel Edward Carrington: "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. "

Have a good week.


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