13310 Highway 305 · P.O. Box 5
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
February 18, 2018
WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott
All of our volunteer staff were present Wednesday and even with all the information sharing, we worked on inventorying and searching for items. As careful as we are in cataloging items, there is always items that get misplaced. It part of what is interesting and frustrating about archiving.
The ribbons and prizes for the student art is under way in preparation for our reception this Sunday, February 25th. Please plan to come and support our students.
It is Bingo time again. Join us for a fun night on Saturday, February 24 and 6:00 pm.
I hope all of you have celebrated Valentine's day, and President's Day.
Flu season has arrived and it seems to be getting serious and warrants us all to be careful. In 1918, the flu season was the deadliest in history, infecting an estimated 500 million people worldwide and killed an estimated 20 to 50 million.
Alfred Altmiller recorded a story relating how the flu was announced in Lipscomb:
"The phone line was how the news began to spread that the flu epidemic had reached Lipscomb County. Doc (probably Dr. Smith) received a call and rode out to check on his first patient. Within twenty-four hours he had two other calls, both in opposite directions. The blizzard of 1918 came in the middle of the 1918 flu epidemic. Henry Almiller called the doctor to tell him that his son Carson was on his way to Lipscomb to pick the medicine and he would deliver it to every family he could get to."Many of our families lost members during this epidemic. We are researching to learn the exact number and will include our finding in the future. Stay warm, wash your hands frequently, stay well.
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