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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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March 18, 2018

by Virginia Scott


A quiet week at the museum. We will be installing the Quanah Parker exhibit and sending out invitations for the Artist Reception for Robert Mercer scheduled for April 8, 2018.

Georgia is working on our scrapbooks and trying to identify people for our historical records.

Some of our volunteers are still experiencing Family illnesses so we are shorthanded but keep our volunteers in your thoughts.

From the March 14, 1918 issue of the Lipscomb Limelight, the obituary of one of Lipscomb Counties first citizens.

In March, 1918, John F. DeLong died at the Soldier's Home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 79. Mr. DeLong first came to Texas in the year of 1873 and landed in Lipscomb county in the year of 1883. He lived on what was known as the Bates ranch about six miles southwest of Lipscomb. He was an old civil war veteran and was an honored member of the 9th Kansas Calvary in which he served through he with many deeds of bravery to his credit.

He left Lipscomb county in 1901 for Noble, OK at which he served for 7 years as their postmaster. Mr. DeLong was remembered by the old timers for his part in the organization of Hansford county and one of its first commissioners.

He was a member of the Masonic order in good standing with his home lodge at Noble, Okla.
His funeral was at the Union church and burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

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