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Map 13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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July 27, 2014

by Virginia Scott


I am writing on Monday, as usual, and the weather is wonderful, raining and mild temperatures. I can't believe it is July. We are still busy planning our exhibit spaces. We have 2 antique cars and one piece of farm equipment coming. Our train is returning home and a collection of toys may be arriving. The new area will be telling a whole new story about life in Lipscomb County.

I will be traveling to Canyon this week to attend the annual Texas Plains Trail Roundup. This is the meeting where museums, chamber of commerce's, city officials, history professionals, and lay people gather together to compare notes and share ideas. This year featured speaker is Chet Graner. We will also be touring the Palo Duro Canyon and the museum besides a full schedule of interesting talks. more next week.

We are looking for volunteers to assist us. Since expanding our space we can't cover the front door when working in the back so we need at least two people here to cover the area. If you can spare some time, give us a call or come by. If you were a Sunday Angel back when we were open only on Sunday, We would love to have you return on a day of your choice.

We still need a pair of coveralls for our museum farmer


If you have visited our kitchen exhibit in the pioneer room, you read about Mrs. Imke and her talent for winning contests. She belonged to a national organization dedicated to individuals who entered contests. They had a magazine entitled ‘contest writer's bible'. Ms. Imke averaged a win a month for over a ten year period. She stated “I have fun working on the entries and when I mail them I forget them. Then if I win I am happy but if not I'm not disappointed”. Her first prize was a bottle of Hadacol ( I think that was some kind of tonic). In her ten years she won a freezer, a washer, three TVs, five radios, tow electric skillets, one piano, two mixers, one electric blanket, a lot more.

Lois Electra Redman Imke was born on Oct 14, 1897 in Duncanville. Her family moved to Lipscomb County in 1901. Lois started her education at the Mugg School and later attended college at West Texas State University. She taught school in Darrouzett and surrounding area. She married Joe Imke in 1922 and they moved to Oklahoma City but returned to Lipscomb county in 1939 to begin farming. They had three sons. In 1978, she moved to Richardson to live with her son. She died in 1981. She was preceded in death by Joe who died in 1971.

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