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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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August 20, 2017


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

An interesting week with the eclipse starting our week, I hope everyone saw this event.

The museum staff is trying to check up with our accessioning and straightening of the archive room. Kellie is making a lot of progress inputting our collection into the computer. This gives us a system with backups in case of disasters i.e. fire, tornados, etc.

We are planning our annual fundraiser and the program is progressing well. Our program speaker will be Tracy Tyson who will present a program about the turtle migration in the Galveston/Houston area. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 4 and bring us auction items for our live and silent events.

This is the last two weeks for our Barbie Exhibit so if you haven't brought some girls to see it, please do so before its gone. Our next exhibit will be the work of Robert Mercer.

REMINDER: BINGO NIGHT IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, AT 6:30 PM AT THE MUSEUM MEETING ROOM.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

In recognition of this year being the 100th anniversary of World War I, I will periodically print of our history from that war. Here is a portion of a letter published in the Limelight on August 30, 1917 from Lloyd and Hank Bussard:

"Well we are located again and we are in a fine place (Fairfield, Ohio) and in with a good bunch of boys. The quarters are more elaborately arranged here than they are in San Antonio.
The climate is fine here, the nights are pretty cool now, but this morning just right. We have steam heat in our rooms and hot and cold baths with a screened porch. We will soon have a library and a piano.
We sure did have a dandy trip down here. We traveled along the Missouri River for several hours the sights were great. The band at Seymour, Indiana played for us
We can go to town any time we want to and they say that the women come out here and mend and press our clothes free. We have a dance every Friday night and the trucks take us over there, We can stay until 12 and it is all free.
The crops all the way from Oklahoma are fine. The corn in Missouri is more than fine, it is the best that I have ever seen.
Have they got through drafting the boys at Lipscomb yet? Have are clothes got there yet?
Well there is not much to write this time, so we will close. Answer soon,
Lloyd and Hank
47th Aerial Squad
Wilbur Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio."




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