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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 27, 2008

WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

I played hooky last week to spent the day with my daughter, granddaughter, and great grandsons. The Ladies were taken to lunch by a town gentleman gardner . So If you came by the museum at lunch and we were closed that the reason.

Everyone is busy planning next year's schedule and planning new exhibits or updating old ones. We like to refresh , review, and redo exhibits periodically for two reasons. One is to make the museum interesting on every visit for our return visitors. Second to rotate our artifacts , it is not good for artifacts to be exposed to light,etc for too long. If you have a favorite story or piece of history that you would like us to do an exhibit on, send the topic to us.

This weekend is Will Rogers day, August 2, in Higgins. Visitors are always surprised when they see our photos of Will with Frank Ewing and others , when he visited Higgins throughout his life. Be sure to join the townspeople for their parade, barbeque and fun activities like Bingo . The school will also have their reunion.

Dorothy has been busy adding items to our giftshop. We now have puzzles and new books on buffalo hunters, german immigrants, adobe walls, and sports history. A good variety of History with local applications.

HISTORICAL HAPPENINGS

When Lovella was reviewing our newspaper and processing them, I asked her to keep a list of all the different titles that the Skaggs and others used in the Lipscomb Limelight and Follett Times. Here is a sample of their imagings. PURELY HOMESPUN, PLUM CREEK LOCAL DOTS, SKUNK CREEK, LAKEMP WISPERS, LOCAL OVERFLOW, A FEW ON THE SIDE, ABOUT TOWN& COUNTRY, PANSY BLOSSOMS, SHADELAND NOTES, HIGGINS IN BRIEF, LOCAL PARAGRAPHS, VIEW POINT POINTER, STILL WATER SIFTINGS, SHATTUCK SIFTINGS, JOLTS FROM FIFTH CREEK, GOODWIN IN BRIEF, DARROUZETT DIGEST, WOF CREEK VALLEY RIPPLES, LOCAL LORE,AND BOOKER BREEZES.

The contents of these columns lived up to the names of the columns. As an example here is the Plum Creek Local Dots for January 2, 1912. Morris McKee butchered a fine hog Monday. Chas. Thomas is busy hauling straw for cattle these days. Ed. Zimmerman and F.N. Henwood threshed the first of the week, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Keffer arrived Monday evening to attend the funeral of his little nephew, James Arthur, returning to their home at Miama Wednesday evening. Mr. Hartman north of Shattuck, came up Monday for a short visit with G. H. Latus and also to look after some well drilling while up here.

This column was on the back page of the newspaper. On the front page was the article reporting the death of James Arthur Keffer, age 4, was drowned in the frozen waters of Plum Creek. The child had wandered away from his mother and other siblings while visiting neighbors. He wandered out onto the frozen ice of plum creek and the ice broke and he drown . In writing the article , Mr. Skaggs described death as follows: "Death , at all times is a veil of gloom; the rose so pink and fragrant for a time spreads perfume, gathers in its folds and is no more; the green sword forms a mate, wonderful work of nature, in the fall looses its luster and the leaves of the sturdy elm with the coming of the frost lets go their hold and come tumbling to the ground, so it is in death, the babe blessed with the breath of life today is turned to dust on the dawning of another day. " He sure had a way with words.

Have a good week. It has started well with rain as I write this on Monday morning.


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