13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
May 7, 2017
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
We had a good crowd Sunday for our spring tea party. Our scheduled speaker canceled at the last minute but Lovella filled in with some tidbit information on Hats. We voted on four categories of hats from biggest to prettiest and some of our guests told the history of their hats. There was plenty of cakes, cookies, with different types of tea. Everyone brought their tea cups which ranged from fragile china to big mugs.
The conversations and tales were enjoyed by all and we all agreed that we will try to make it an annual event.
Please make sure you have June 11 on your calendar for the reception for Terry Henderson and the presentation by Otis Shearer. Terry's photographs are on exhibit now thru June. Her ability to capture our local wildlife in action is amazing so plan to come and enjoy.
Our board met on Wednesday, the 10th so I will report on our actions next week.
Well, Stan came thru again and found two newspaper references to the flour mill in Higgins:
1) 1915 "The Higgins Mill and Elevator Company of Higgins, Texas has been purchased by George Gerlach of Canadian, Texas and reorganized under the name of the Gerlach-Higgins Milling company. George Gerlach is president, Henry Kutchinski secretary and treasurer, and M.J. Shepard manager. The management expects to start the mill about October 1."
2) September, 1920 "The Gerlach-Higgins Mill, Higgins, Texas was recently destroyed by fire" - Reported in the The Co-Operative Manager and Farmer, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Thanks, Stan, another mystery solved and these will be added to our historical business files in the research room.
REMINDER: Our first Genealogy Meeting is scheduled for June stayed tuned for more details
Bingo night, May 27 at p.m., We need prizes so start spring cleaning and bring us your good stuff that you no longer need.
Have a good week!
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