13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
September 25, 2016
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
We were busy last week with planning our upcoming fundraiser. We are asking for auction items so if you have interesting items, crafts, bake goods that you would contribute to the auction, bring them by the museum or call us and we will pick them up. Remember the fundraiser is the 22nd of October at 6:30 pm at the Lipscomb School. Tickets are $25 per person. It is always fun Catering by Alexander's.
On Wednesday, we received a new copier that will do just about everything except walk and talk. We look forward to printing our 4th quarter newsletter on it. We now will be able to print all our publications, notices, etc. in house. This saves us time, energy, and of course money.
Beside visitors to the museum we have had geocachers roaming around Lipscomb finding our caches hidden at three different locations in and around the town. the recent visitors found the museum cache but not the other two.
BOARD MEETING, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, AT 3 PM, MUSEUM MEETING ROOM.
Rosa Borth Becker shared her memories of the dust bowl day with Ken Burns and was also interviewed by Jon Mark Beilue for the Amarillo Globe News for an article that appeared in the November 16, 2012 issue. In the article Rosa describes her brother and her battle with dust pneumonia. "She and older brother Oscar got deadly dust pneumonia, an affliction that caused victims to spit up blood and dirt while fighting suffocation. The hospital in nearby Shattuck, OK was full and a doctor from Follett came every day for three weeks. His only payment was lunch. "One of his homemade medicines was whiskey. He gave us each a tablespoon every day. We kept it in our mouth and let it slowly trickle down our throat. Oh, that burned like fire."
The doctor told the Borths that if their children can the pneumonia again, it would probably be fatal so the Borths decided to move to Austin for seven months while he worked for his brother selling fruits and vegetables.
Rosa remembered that it was about 200 miles south of Follett before she saw a green weed.
Rosa now resides in Amarillo.
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