13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
April 18, 2010
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
We are still receiving stories so it is not too late. We are also in need of ads and sponsors for pages to help pay for the publishing costs. If you have a business you can write up the history of your company, buy an ad, sponsors pages and this is advertisement that will go on for years. the price is right so give us a call.
Georgia and I are off to the annual meeting of the Texas Historical Commission. The meeting is in Houston this year and we hope to see bluebonnets and azaleas blooming. This will complete this years long trips and we will be glad to stay in our home territory.
I traveled to Dumas last Thursday for the quarterly meeting of the Texas Plains Trail. This is the group that promotes tourism for the top 52 counties. Each county contributes a prorated fee to support us. Our two main events this year is the weekly stamp cancelation. We started in January and going alphabetically each week until we have completed all 52 in December. Lipscomb will be in September.
The second event is our annual roundup in Plainview. Watch for flyers and plan to go. It is a great educational events that promotes businesses and tourism activities.
April 19, 1875, Kiowa chief White Horse (Tsen-tainte) and a group of followers surrendered at Fort Sill, Indian Territory. White Horse had gained considerable notoriety during the early 1870s for his raids on Texas settlements, and was considered the "most dangerous man" among the Kiowas. He participated in the Warren wagon train raid in May 1871 and in the second battle of Adobe Walls in June 1874. He was also present in September 1874 at the battle of Palo Duro canyon, which apparently convinced him that further resistance was futile. White Horse was among those singled out by Kicking Bird for incarceration at St. Augustine, Florida. He died of a stomach ailment in 1892 and was buried on the reservation near Fort Sill. source: tshaonline.org/daybyday.
Have a good week.
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