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A Museum of History and Art in historic Lipscomb, Texas
Map 13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
806-852-2123
staff@wolfcreekheritagemuseum.org
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August 2, 2015


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS
The exhibit hall is taking shape with the different exhibits filling up with our different items from our collection. We need to develop stories for the different areas so if you have a favorite county story about shopping on Saturdays at the different downtown stores or road trips in your new Model-T or helping your Mom make soap or do canning or laundry, send to us.

Our garden is in full bloom and the bees are loving it. Lipscomb has had a lot of wildlife coming through a nice change from previous years. Our visitors are always amazed at the museum and our town when they visit.
It is always nice to hear good things about county.

We were glad to hear that Higgins had a good crowd at Will Rogers Day and that it will be an annual event now. We need posters and pictures for our archives.

The museum functions as an archive for county papers, events, family letters, school annuals, etc. and are always willing to accept documents. We review and keep what is relevant to our collection.

REMEMBER TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR AUGUST 15, SATURDAY AT 2PM FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE AND RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW EXHIBIT AREA.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

Sometimes I like to revisit previous articles or items of interest from our files. The following memory by Phillis Gibbs Ballew is one of these: She wrote the following of her memories of the "Doodlebug":

What memories I have of this doodle bug and its conductor. My sister and I would put crossed pins on the track for it to run over and make into 'scissors' and, of course, we always waved at the conductor. And sometimes he would slow down and pick us up and take us a very short distance where we'd hop down and go back through the pasture to home. I'm sure he would probably be in trouble for this now. During the hard times quite a few tramps would come up from the tracks across our patch of sowed feed to the west and ask for food. Mom would usually sit them down at our little doll table in the backyard and give them a meal. That doodlebug was almost like family to us

The doodlebug is featured in a painting hanging above our office. It was built in 1899 by Baldwin, weighed 70 tons was 67 foot 4 inches long, 57 inches in diameter. Was donated by the Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in 1963 to Travel Town Museum in Los Angleles, Ca. If you are ever there, tell them you are from the train's home town.




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