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Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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December 13, 2009

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

Well, the holiday season is here and the museum elves are busy decorating the place for holiday visitors. Please remember that our open house is this Sunday, December 20 at 2 pm. Come out and see how the museum is decorated ( we have real mistletoe from an recent museum meeting in Austin) and to enjoy the beautiful Religious Banner exhibit. the Art from the Ruins. and our other exhibits to see if we have changed anything since your last visit.

Work continues on our collection and the back room is looking good. There is light at the end of the tunnel until another person or family comes with more precious items for our collection.

We are still planning an exhibit on Dord Fitz and we need information on him, his students, and a list of painting available for the exhibit. Please contact Lovella on Thursday or Fridays with any information you have on Dord. This information will become a permanent part of our historical archives. Help us preserve our artistic heritage.

I hope everyone is busy researching and writing us your family history for the our second edition of the Lipscomb County History book. There are drop-off places in every town (I will list them again at the first of the year and each month until project complete).

HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS

We have missing issues of the Follett Panther and the Follett Times in the 1940's and the issues I need for the April,1942 boxing tourney is one of the missing. I did find a report in the April 1st issue that the following boxers made the finals in a tourney at Madison square garden in New York City : Edwin Schilling, Alvin Harhausen, J.P. Freeman, Max McLarty, Silas Sheer, Billy Jo Byars, Hilton Wells. "Earthquake" McKee, A.C. Cotney, Ambrose Ford, Bobby Travis, Chuck Ives, and "Mo" Sisk.

With or Without the exact facts, it is clear that Boxing was a very active and successful sport in the 40's and 50's for our area which created a proud legacy for this generation. The sportsman efforts continue with our current basketball and football programs. We will enjoy reliving the 2009 football season in future flashbacks.

Christmas Trivia

President Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) arranged to have the first Christmas tree in the White House, during the mid 1850's. President Calvin Collidge (1885-1933) started the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the White House lawn in 1923.


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