13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
August 12, 2018
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
We had a great crowd Sunday for enjoying Pam Haines showing of more of her beautiful baby dolls and for a wonderful history listen about the Plains Indians and the happening in our area during the civil war and the Indian activities. The program was presented by Carrel Ed Wilson and was very informative. I am always impressed the history of this area.
We have had quite a few geocachers come thru town on the weekends. They enjoy our museum and caches placed around town. Hope they will return during the week to see the museum.
The rest of the month should be slow for us so we will try to catch up with our collections, cleaning, etc. We should have a new case arriving any day so plan on coming and seeing our new expansion of one of our exhibits.
When we think of our past wars we mostly think of the brave men that fought for us. However, we must also remember the brave young women who have served. In 1918, The American Red Cross was asked by the Surgeon General Gorgas of the United States Army to enroll 10,000 trained nurses for service in military hospitals at the rate of 1,000 a week for the ten weeks. The allied drive in France in which the Americans took a prominent part was the reason for the immediate recruiting of the nurses. The Red Cross was also asked to enroll 25,000 young women for training as nurses in hospitals. These young women were to replace the trained nurses for military service.
The Red Cross has always been an important support agency during America's conflicts and continue to serve us well.
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