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Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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February 23, 2014

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

The construction of our new addition is still the main topic of discussion and concentration. We will be sending out our 2014 membership renewals during March. Again this year the majority of the funds will be dedicated to our building fund. We are still short of our cost so all previous members are encouraged to renew. The new addition is going to be wonderful and equal to the best. If you haven't been by please due. I came in late from a meeting last night and the new outside lights are amazing. They light up the entire block and the museum looks great.

The Board for the historical commission for Lipscomb County and for the museum did meet on January 22 and assignments were made for various projects for the new building. The commission voted on making a marker map for the county. Judy Ward has completed the inventory of our markers so stay tuned for a map for the county. This will also assist us in determining our need for markers.

Meeting dates for 2014 were set for Apr 15, Tuesday and July 17, Thursday. We also have 3 vacancies on the board so if you are interested in history or want to learn about the county, please call us.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

Here is a winter story from 1888, Panhandle Interstate: "A young German, who has a claim over on Cat creek, got lost during the cold wave of last Saturday, when on his way from A.B.Moores's place to the home of G.A. Mellhop's, two miles distant in a north-east direction. he was seen by C.E. Howard on the prairie four miles north of Moore's. Howard saw that the German was lost, and tried to get him to come on to town with him, but he would not come. His ears and face were pretty badly frozen. A scarf had been put over his ears when he first started out but it had dropped back on his shoulders, and he said his hands were so cold he could not put it up again. Howard then told him the way home, and he started in the direction given in a brisk walk. Howard reported the circumstances when he got to town, and it was feared by some that the German might again get lost and freeze to death. Accordingly C.M. Fennell and Mr. Howard bundled up and started in pursuit on horseback, immediately after dinner. In the rounds they called at Mr. Mellhop's and there found the young German enjoying a game of "seven up", with his ears standing out like a couple of oyster cans.

A nice ending to the story. I would like to know what oyster cans in 1888 looked like but we can imagine. I also am curious about the game 'seven up'. Hope your week is good and you can keep cool or warm depending on which day it is with our ever changing weather this time of year.


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