Wolf Creek Heritage Museum logo
Wolf Creek Heritage Museum Photo Album
A Museum of History and Art in historic Lipscomb, Texas
Map 13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
County Flag
November 15, 2015

by Virginia Scott

Well, as I write this on Monday morning the wind is picking up, we had some rain over night and the weatherman tells me it is going to snow. I love panhandle fall and winter but our weather all year round tends to surprise us.

Veteran's day was a success in Lipscomb County with celebrations everywhere. I hope all our veterans made it to a least one recognition program. I am always proud of the way Panhandle veterans are recognized. I thank the schools for presenting programs and to the Darrouzett Veterans group for their annual dinner. The museum tries to maintain a list of all the veterans, but we need names of current soldiers and ones that have served during the Persian Gulf Era to present. Please email us your name, service branch, years and a photo if available.

We will be packing up exhibits, etc this week because next Wednesday, November 25 will be our last day until January 4, 2016.


With Thanksgiving upon us. I will provide you with some Turkey facts in this column and next week.

Did you know that without Turkeys, big Bird would be naked. Big Bird, of Sesame Street fame, is actually dressed in turkey feathers. Although he is not a turkey, his costume is made of nearly 4,000 white turkey feathers, which have been dyed bright yellow.

In England, during the 1700's, turkeys were walked to market in large herds. Turkey farmers often covered the birds' feet with little booties to protect them on the long journey to the London market. Head 'em up, move'em out.

Lastly, one of our towns used to throw frozen turkeys from the top of one of their main street buildings as prizes during the holiday parades. Do you know which one?

© 2006 - 2024  Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
All Rights Reserved