13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
February 23, 2009
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
It is always fun to come in on Monday morning and find new prizes that have been delivered during the week. We have received two new artistic contributions to our collection. The first is a collection of eight photographs , neatly matted and framed in two groups. The photographs are from the 1890's are feature some of our early post offices, Ivanhoe,OK and Mable, Tx. The post masters , Mrs. Amy Cox , Ivanhoe and William Broddy (Boddy), Mable are featured in delivery wagons, in front of their homes and stores with other people who lived in the area. A F.A. Booth and a Charlie Ford are two names that our "investigators" have not been able to find in our sources on Lipscomb County. We are also curious about how these photographs journeyed to Wisconsin . Tome and Leona McGee found the photographs in a gallery in Lompac, CA. The owner ,Ken Shields, purchased the group in Wisconsin and brought to his gallery in California. He received no information on the photographs other than what was printed on the back. The photographs are framed and sealed with the information on back giving the location, names, etc. for each photograph. When he found out that the McGees were from Lipscomb County , well the rest is history. The McGees have generously donated the photographs to us and they will be on display soon. A wonderful addition to our area post office history. Thanks
Our second addition is from Gwen Ferguson who had a wonderful show for us last year. She painted a sky line portrait of Follett with its beautiful grain elevators and water towers. The painting was the result of a conversation about the painting of Darrouzett skyline. Thanks, Gwen
We are also having school tours for the student art. The students have really enjoyed the show and are loving our new train exhibit even if it isn't fully operational at this point. I have told all the groups that we need local model train enthusiasts to start a club with our model as their first project. If there are any interested groups, please call us.
The Lipscomb County Historical Commission met last Wednesday and had a very productive meeting. We welcomed Pam Tyson to the board . We have openings for representatives for Booker, Higgins, and Lipscomb so if you are interested in assisting with the preservation of the Lipscomb County give us a call.
We have a nice assortment of cookbooks for sale in our gift shop that offer recipes collected by the women of Lipscomb County over the years. These cookbooks and recipes reveal a wonderful heritage of fellowship, culture , and customs. We can learn alot from them. The latest to our collection are the recipes collected and printed by the Higgins Class of 2009. It is full of true and tested recipes that provide great meals.
In one of the 1989 newsletters, the editor's wrote about a duplicate cookbook used by Mary E. (mrs. W.H.) Parker, Lipscomb, had been made by Joann Imke, Follett in 1976. The collection of recipes had been begun by Mrs. Parker and added to by Mrs. L.S. Dixon and Margaret Dixon Brown. The article states that the collection was given to the LCHC by Betty Beard ( will look for it this week). In the collection was a recipe for a Cream Spice Cake by Mrs. A. Bissantz, the wife of Adolph Bissantz , Lipscomb County Judge from 1932 to 1949. The recipe did not include instructions for oven temperature or how long you should bake it. It is assumed that all good cooks of the day knew those things. The recipe is below and for you novice cooks , ask your mother, grandmother, local baker, or email Martha for oven temp and duration. I am going to ask the Wednesday core team. Enjoy the cake and if you have the original copy of the cookbook, enjoy revisiting it.
CREAM SPICE CAKE
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening, scant
3 egg yolks
2 tsp. each of cinnamon, cloves & allspice
1 cup sour cream
2 cups S.D. pastry flour (I don't know this brand, so I think cake flour will be )
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
3 egg whites, beaten stiff
Cream sugar and shortening, add beaten egg yolds and spices. beat well. Sift flour and soda. Add to cake. Alternate flour and cream. Fold in egg whites.
Ms. A. Bissantz
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