Artifact of the Week — February 23, 2017

This Disfarmer photo is part of the Boswell Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.   The photo of Verna Bishop was taken in 1944 or 1945 in Heber Springs.

Photo of Verna Bishop was taken in 1944 or 1945 in Heber Springs

This Disfarmer photo is part of the Boswell Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.   The photo of Verna Bishop was taken in 1944 or 1945 in Heber Springs.

 

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Artifact of the Week — February 16, 2017

 Stone County courthouse square in 1888

Stone County courthouse square in 1888

The Stone County courthouse square in 1888. A rail fence surrounds the square and the two story courthouse. Saddled horses are tied to the rails of the fence. Horse drawn wagons can be seen in the photo. In the background you can see a number of buildings which appear to be businesses. In the distance you can see the hills surrounding the town. There are no leaves on the trees which suggest the photo was taken in the winter months. This photocopy of a photograph is part of the OIRM Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

 

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Artifact of the Week — February 9, 2017

 

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J.A. “Andy” Pate

J.A. “Andy” Pate was born in 1866 in Jamestown, Arkansas.  He got his pilot’s license in 1896 and went to Alaska in 1898.  He served as a boat captain in the Alaskan rivers, the Bering Sea, and the Arctic Ocean for six winters and nine summers.  For four winters he carried the mail by dog sled from Golovin Bay to Council City, Alaska.    This photo is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — February 2, 2017

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Photo likely taken on lower Main Street in Batesville around 1900.

A photo of two horse-drawn sleighs with unidentified men and women inside covered with lap robes.  There is snow on the ground.  A two story stone building and a wooden structure can be seen in the background.  It is believed the photo might have been taken on lower Main Street in Batesville around 1900.  The original photo was in the possession of Clyde McGinnis who gave it to the donor.  This photo is part of the Britton Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

 

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Artifact of the Week — January 26, 2017

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Miss Betty Hail July 13, 1941.

An article cut from the Arkansas Gazette on July 13, 1941.  Miss Betty Hail, the lovely daughter of J. Conway Hail of Batesville, has been chosen princess hostess for the White River Water Carnival to be held July 23 and 24 at Batesville.  Miss Hail, who finished her freshman year at Arkansas College last winter, will attend Randolph Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia, this fall.  She is the granddaughter of Judge and Mrs. S.A Hail of Batesville and of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Potter Davis of Memphis, Tennessee.  This item is part of the Massey Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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