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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
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September 21, 2014

by Virginia Scott


A quiet week but productive one. Judy Ward and her committee are making great progressive on our October fundraiser. Tickets are on sale at the museum or by phone. $25 for single and $40 for couple. Alexander's is catering it again and R. J. Vandergriff will be the entertainment. We will have a silent auction this year and welcome donations for this event. This will be the first major event in our new addition so it should be a wonderful evening. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18. Silent auction will start at 6 pm. Meal will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

If you haven't visited lately, parking may be a problem for awhile. They started work on our parking lot Monday and I won't estimate at this writing how long it will take to complete. They are also re-pathing Hwy 305 so when everything is complete we should look nice and smooth.


Our archive of old newspapers allows me to meet the people who lived in Lipscomb County previously and to learn what life was like 10,20, 30 years ago. One such person was Alice Maude Peterson who wrote a Darrouzett column for the county newspapers for many years. In 1963, Mrs. Frank (Alice Maude) Peterson celebrated her 80th birthday and was interviewed by the Booker news. She came to Beaver County, Oklahoma in 1919 lived there 35 years, and moved to Darrouzett in about 1943. Mrs. Peterson wrote Darrouzett news items for the Booker paper for more than 20 years. She also wrote for the Follett paper nearly 10 years. She stated that "I enjoy working on the column, if they put it in like I send it." Her past memories of Darrouzett included remembrances of days when the town wasn't here. "I saw every building go up". She also stated "I remember how wonderful the railroad was, as we used to drive teams and wagon to haul freight. Her first impression of this country when she came here from Illinois, was the prairie... all prairie "but I took everything as it came including the dust." Mrs. Peterson died in 1971.
Things change, People change, but we still have dust. Enjoy the week.

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