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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
806-852-2123
staff@wolfcreekheritagemuseum.org
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August 6, 2017


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

We are keeping business trying to complete projects, rearranging our archives and some exhibits. We are in the process of researching the recent military conflicts to update our military exhibit. If you have information or artifacts to add to this exhibit please contact us.

The core team went to lunch last Wednesday in Canadian. It was fun having an outing and catching up and just talking.

We have a new book on sale in the gift shop: "Lovely traces of hope" by Kathy Thiessen Burrus. We are also still researching and planning changes to our gift shop. If you have suggestions please call.

Genealogy club met on Wednesday, will report next week.

Pam Haines Reception is this Sunday, August 13, from 2 pm to 4pm. Please attend and hear the answer to the question - "Where does she keep all these things?"

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

On August 7, 1917, a Tuesday night around midnite, a storm refer to in the Limelight as a cyclone hit Lipscomb. Four to five inches of rain fell within 10 minutes, no one was injured but the town suffered greatly. The following is a partial list of some of the damages:
Hank Thayer's harness and shoe shop totally destroyed. Jess Bussard's butcher shop wiped out and the awning to Threatre demolished, Union church blown from foundation and considerably damaged. Bank of Lipscomb coal house wrecked, Old court house, shingles taken off Post office awning torn down and building moved about six inches out of line, nearly all the building in the town were damaged and all trees were damaged. Early estimates of damages were ten or twelve thousand dollars in property.

Some of the buildings were never replaced. The spelling of theater was a skaggism that makes our history come alive.

Have a good week.




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