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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
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October 13, 2013

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

The construction has started on the new addition and I am told that the rain will help the preparation of the caliche foundation. When visiting us please park on the East and North sides on the grassy areas and on the road side and field depending on the muddy conditions of course. You can also park across the street at the old cafe.

Please remember that this Sunday, October 20, at 2 pm we will honor seven businesses who have been in business 50 years or more. Representative Ken King of Canadian will be here to honor each business and to present each with a certificate and a special decal that they can place in the business window. The awards are from the Texas historical commission Texas Treasure Business Programs. This program pays tribute to businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state's economy for 50 years or more.

The businesses are : Ragan Locker(1946), Love Grocery(1955), Born Machinery(1936), Landers Oil(1909), Booker News(1927), Fronk oil(1947), and Miller Supply(1963). We would really invite original customers who have been local customers these 50 plus years to come and tell the audience about the company, the owners, and their role in our community. It plans to be a wonderful afternoon for our community to honor those who have contributed to our longevity. Hope to see you here.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

We have received the exhibit for the life of Quanah Parker and will be displaying it through November. Here are two tidbits about Quanah that explains why he is one of the American Indian Chiefs that is kept alive in our history:
  1. On a wolf-hunting trip with Teddy Roosevelt, the U.S. president asked Quanah to consider settling for just one of his eight wives, Great-grandsons Bruce Parker said the chief famously responded, "I'll pick the wife, but you've got to tell the others to leave."

  2. As chief of the Comanches on the reservation, Quanah continued his leadership role. Contributions in his new life included establishing the Native American Church movement and working with cattle ranchers to give Indian tribes grazing rights.


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