13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
October 2, 2011
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
Tickets are available and you can pay at the door. The LIPSCOMB COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION AND WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM BAR-B-QUE is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at 6:30 pm. Program will be presented by Lance Bussard on Archeology in Lipscomb County. Literature will be available on Archeology practices and laws,etc. The month of October is Archeology month in Texas so join us for a great meal, good fellowship, and a great program.
The committee of the Board is finalizing its recommendations for a budget and needed policies to complete the first section of the national standards program called STEPS. These items are needed to keep our museum abreast with standards of practice. You can review these items which are available in the museum office.
The first phase of cleaning of the archive is almost complete. The core team has reviewed the photographs, inventoried them, reorganized location, etc. and now they are reviewing old records given to the museum by various county organizations. We are keeping key documents but the paper of some is beyond preservation. The photographs are being reformatted and salvaged.
It is fall even though as I write today, the temperature will be in the 90's and it is a little hard to start thinking of Christmas,etc. There will be partying, gift exchanges,etc. Keep in mind our gift shop and this year we have a new line of Texas Best Cook Books. They have the best recipes from all over the state. A great gift for relatives out of state or all of you who collect cook books and love to read them. Come in and check them out.
One of the scrapbooks we are reviewing and having to preserve is one kept by a Lipscomb County lady during the 30's and 40's. She would clip things from the newspaper and magazines and paste them in her scrapbook. One of the articles she clipped is about the 1947 tornado in Higgins. It is titled "Housing units, Waterworks, Trucks, Fire Truck secured by W.A.A."
The article reported that 127 housing units were secured from the War Assets Administration for use in Hemphill, Lipscomb and Ellis counties. These hutments, to be moved from a former C.C. camp at Dumas, were turned over to the Red Cross. The article further reported that a water tower from Camp Bowie, a deep pump and pipe from San Angelo, a fire truck from Vernon, an ambulance, two trucks, a bulldozer, a truck with winch and crane from Camp Howze, and light poles and wiring from Dumas.
She also kept a photo of Charley Hyde pouring coffee for Ivan Case and Ben Detrixhe at the Salvation Army tent. The Salvation Army "Lassies" came from Pampa with their own tent and supplies.
These articles will be kept in our archival files on the tornado. Nice articles on the rebuilding of Higgins.
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope" Robert F. Kennedy.
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