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Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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November 11, 2018

by Virginia Scott


A busy week with people bringing in donations and a visit from Amy Hammons, the County Historical Commission Outreach Coordinator for the Texas Historical Commission. Lovella Theissen gave her the tour of museum and then we met with Floyd Theissen, our board president and discussed how our commission operates and our current projects. The meeting was informative with updates from the state and us giving her our current activities, etc. We thanked her for coming since we rarely have visitors from Austin.

Veterans Day was celebrated in the county with the traditional beans and cornbread. I hope everyone thanked or thought of a veteran. This is the 100th anniversary of WWI and we would like to review our list of WWI veterans, so if you had a relative who fought in WWI please send us his/her name and any information you have on them. We would like to have a reception honoring them and need names of existing relatives to invite.

Our last board meeting was Wednesday so I will report on our meeting next week.

We will be open during December so if you have holiday visitors, we would love to see you.


U.S.Congressman Mac Thornberry provided some WWI history in his weekly newsletter:
"This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. The war ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. The centennial gives us the chance to reflect on the sacrifice and also the aftermath of the most destructive war the world has seen so far. In September 1917, the ranks of the 359th Infantry Regiment was organized, along with the 90th Division, and filled with Texans and Oklahomans, many of which were from our area. One of these soldiers was Sergeant George Splawn.
Sergent Splawn was from the small area of Greenwood, Texas in Wise County. ...he registered for conscription and ended up with the 90th Division of the United States Army. They deployed to France in June of 1918. The 90th division pparticipated in the successful Battle of Saint-Mihiel. ...Sergeant Splawn died of disease in Paris after the Armistice ended the fighting."

Thornberry visited Sergeant Splawn's Grave and laid a wreath to show his gratitude for his service to our county.

One of many stories of our soldiers and their sacrifices for our freedom.

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