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March 17, 2013

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM NOTES

Last week, Dorothy returned from her winter retreat. It is always nice when our full crew is back at work. I have been on the road with a meeting of our Plains Trail board. We received reports from the Quanah Parker Trail that there are over 52 arrows spread around our counties to tell the stories of the early years when various Indian tribes lived and hunted in this area. If you see an arrow stop and read the plaque, it tells you the reason the county placed their arrow there. An interesting way to tell our history.

The Trails Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year so stay tuned to activities related to this birthday celebration. If you remember, the trails program is affiliated with the Texas Historical Commission for the purpose of promoting tourism through our regions. Last year, we celebrated the 52 counties through our stamp cancelation program.

I will be attending the annual meeting of the West Texas Historical Association in Wichita Falls this year instead of our usual trip to Texas Museum Association. I will let you know how it goes.

Georgia has completed her exhibit except for a few trophies coming our way. The exhibit is full of information about sports in our area so spread the word to all the sports fans in the area.

April 14th we will have a reception and book signing for the exhibit and for two area artists, Darlene Shortridge and Karla Morton, so plan to attend. Time 2pm till 5 or done. It promises to be fun and informative.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

March 20 will be the Spring Equinox when the center of the Sun spends an equal amount of time above and below the horizon at every location on Earth. The word equinox is derived from the Latin words aequus (equal) and nox (night). The March and September equinoxes are used to set dates for many of cultural celebrations.

The calculation of Easter in the Christian church (first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the March equinox), uses its own definition for the equinox — it always falls on March 21. The earliest possible Easter date in any year is there fore March 22.

In Japan, (March) Vernal Equinox Day is an official national holiday. and is spent visiting family graves and holding family reunions.

Satellite disruption can occur when the sun is directly behind the satellite relative to Earth. This disruption can last from an hour to a few minutes.

This is the time, they say eggs can be balanced on their point.

This is also the time of year, we start planning Easter activities, planting our gardens, and spring cleaning. I will try to locate some local stories of Easter for the April columns. Remember Spring is not here yet we could still receive more snow.


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