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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
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July 15, 2018

by Virginia Scott

Approximately 40 people were present to hear Monty Akers presentation on his writings. The Akers family had a family reunion utilizing our meeting room for lunch. We have copies of Monty's new books available in our gift shop so please come by and review them.

Our summer visitors are picking up and we are enjoying being a welcome rest stop for visitors. We had another Lipscomb family come by to visit a town with their family name. We try to get photo of visiting Lipscomb for our multiplex display.

Our board will meet on Wednesday, July 25 at 3pm in our meeting area. The public is welcome.


In 1918 the Ohio draft board published a document they called the Uncle Sam's Ten Commandments. They were as follows:
  1. Thou shalt not evict for nonpayment's, of rent, a soldier's dependents, under penalty of $10,000 fine.
  2. Thou shalt not cut off a soldier's life insurance, because of delayed premiums.
  3. Thou shalt not foreclose a mortgage on a soldier's property.
  4. Thou shalt not take away a soldier's home on which he has made part payment.
  5. Thou shalt not sell a soldier's property because of his failure to pay taxes, national, State or local.
  6. Thou shalt not settle a law suit against a soldier during his absence.
  7. If a soldier sue, the courts shall postpone action until he can attend to it.
  8. If a soldier have a mine or a number of farm claims, assessments on which are overdue, it shall be held for him.
  9. Honor they soldier and thy sailor, that thy days me be long in the land of Liberty.
  10. No man hath greater love than he that offered his life for the world's sake, and it is commanded that neither lawyers, nor the loan sharks, nor the gatherers of tithes shall fatten on him.
Food for thought, have a good and safe week.

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