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Map 13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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March 8, 2009

by Virginia Scott


I have been out of town so I haven't been here to know what activities have been occurring. However, I do know that our volunteers have been running around the counties collecting some very nice items to add to our collection. The first was Georgia Couch going to the offices of the Golden Spread (Follett Times) Newspaper office and picking up the bound volumes of many decades of papers. We are sadden that the paper had its last issue last Thursday but we are thankful that Terri remember us and donated the volumes to us. We will miss the Paper and thank Terri for printing all our releases.

Second, Floyd Theissen journeyed north to a location north of Darrouzett and picked up a beautiful kerosene stove. This will change our pioneer home display and allow us to see and learn about the kerosene stoves. I do not have permission to print the donors name but if I get his permission in the future I will most certainly thank him. The stove is in great condition .

Our guest book also reflects a number of visitors from the area and as far away as Amarillo. I would say we have had a good week.


Three tidbits of history for your musings this week:
  1. Dolly Shea, a native Texan, was in the first flight-nurse class of the United States Army Air Forces during WWII. She was killed on April 14, 1945, when her evacuation plane, ferrying wounded Americans to hospitals behind the front line, was shot down over Germany. She was one of three women in the Army Nurse Corps known to have been killed by direct enemy action and the only one from Texas. She was awarded the Air Medal, The Red Cross Medal, Special Citation from President Harry Truman, and a posthumous Purple Heart.

  2. February 12, 1899 the temperature in Tulia,Texas was -23 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest temperature ever recorded in the state. This was part of the "Big Freeze", an infamous norther that killed 40,000 cattle across the state overnight. This temperature was matched in 1933 in Seminole . The highest temperature in Texas was 120.

  3. This quote appeared in the February , 1929 Lipscomb Lime Light:
    "The three words 'Just Charge It' have caused a great deal of sorrow in the world."
Enjoy the week.

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