13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
April 29, 2012
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
We are in the middle of membership renewals and we thank all of YOU for your continued support of the museum. We are also receiving memorials for Mildred Becker. So the office work is piling up with paper work.
If you need to volunteer any where and love working on the computer, we invite you to join us. We need volunteers that like working with computer entry programs.
The core team on Wednesdays are still organizing and tracking our inventory in the Archives room. They organized the photographs so well that they are now working on newspaper and the other boxes. On your next visit ask to see the archive room, it is a wondrous site. You will gain a new appreciation for what happens in a museum.
Last Friday, the graduating seniors invaded Lipscomb and visited the museum. The sheriff department had them running all over town obtaining different items if they could answer the question correctly at each stop. They were divided into teams and were trying to be first to complete all tasks. It is always nice to have them come into the museum. Congratulations Seniors, we hope you enjoyed your visit.
In 1854, Henry Philemon Attwater was born on April 28th in Brighton, England. He immigrated in 1873 to Canada, where he soon became interested in natural history. During 1884 Attwater collected specimens in Bexa County, where he befriended Gustave Toudouze. In 1189 Attwater moved with his family to Sherman and then to San Antonio; in 1900 he moved to Houston to become the agricultural and industrial agent for the southern Pacific Railroad. In 1907 Attwater and Mervyn Bathurst Davis served on the committee that recommended passage of legislation requiring hunting licenses in Texas, with all revenues from licenses and fines to be used solely for game protection and propagation. Attwater retired in 1913 to devote himself to the study of natural history. during the 1920s he sold his collection to the Witte Museum in San Antonio. Attwater's greater prairie chicken (Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) is one of several species named in his honor. Attwater died in 1931. (source: www.tshaonline.org/day-by-day/April/28).
The Gene Howe Reserves in our area are inhabited by this shy bird. enjoy the rain and stay safe. I offer the following to ponder this week. A Texas community welcome sign reads "This is God's Country, Please don't drive through it like Hell!"
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