13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
February 5, 2012
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
This has and will be a busy week. We are receiving a new gift for the ranch room. A desk used at the headquarters of one of our early ranches. I hope to have more on it next week. It is to be delivered Monday afternoon ( I am writing Monday morning). On Friday, February 10, We will be installing two Quanah Parker arrows; one in Higgins and one at the museum. These are 23 foot iron arrows created by Charles A. Smith to mark the places in the Texas Plains Trail that Quanah Parker and the Comanche, lived, hunted, and fought.
The first arrow will be installed at between 1- 2 pm in Higgins. They are installing one in Wellington that morning so we are estimating times. After the Higgins installation we will come to the museum and install this one. It is interesting to watch so join us if you can.
In an earlier column, I discussed the Higgins Magazine club. I forgot to mention that we had received a photo of the original club members 1904 from Betty Detrixhe, Higgins. This photo along with a later photo are featured in our photo exhibit on the Higgins Panels. We thank Ms. Detrixhe for sharing the photo. It gives history a fuller meaning when you can visualize the people with their history.
Since we are doing our arrows this week, I will summarize the story of Ms. Ephram Polly and her encounter with a raiding party of Kiowa, Comanche, and Cheyenne estimated to be around 400 in number. They were hungry and demanded that Ms. Polly feed them. Due to the number, she began to make pancakes. They would file through the cabin and pick the pancakes up directly off the stove. Each time Mrs. Polly would stop cooking to prepare more batter, the Indians would pinch her to hurry up and cook more. The pancake party lasted until Mrs. Polly had used a barrel of flour and most of the day. It was almost sundown when she ran out of flour. When they realized she could cook no more, the Indians left taking their milk cows. The cows came home in a day or two.
Hope to see you at the installation.
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