Fair Building" built in 1947. Still standing today.
1947 photo courtesy Rob McLain
Historical Marker (Junction of SH 305 & Spur 188) Text
by settlers hoping to benefit from proposed Santa Fe Railroad in Panhandle.
Post office was opened in 1886; Lipscomb Town Company sold land for
$3 an acre in 1887. In first month, seven businesses started. When
county was organized in 1887, Lipscomb became seat, named for A. S.
Lipscomb, secretary of state in Republic of Texas and justice of State
Supreme Court. Hotel from undeveloped town of Dominion was moved here,
1887. First courthouse was built in 1887. The first school -- in a
church -- had 25 pupils, 1888. A new courthouse was erected, 1916.
Photo courtesy Rob McLain, 2007
courtesy Rob McLain
Photo courtesy Barclay
Gibson, January 2003
courtesy Stephen Taylor, May 2005
The Lipscomb School House at one time housed the Wolf Creek Heritage
Museum, but the Museum has a new building located on Hwy 305. -
LaVaun Kraft, November 19, 2005
I believe that
Lipscomb, Texas now has a dance area. People such as Frankie McWhorter
(who is in the Western Swing Hall of Fame) and others perform there.
John Erickson of "Hank the Cowdog" fame often appears in Lipscomb.
- Ray Trosper, September 29, 2004
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