Artifact of the Week — April 27, 2017

Veronica Spring Mineral Water Bottle

Veronica Spring Mineral Water Bottle

This artifact is a bottle that once contained Veronica Spring Mineral Water.  It is square in shape and about 10 inches tall.  It is a dark amber color and was created in a two piece mold.  It was found by the donor in the Batesville area.  This bottle is part of the Bryant Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — April 20, 2017

photo by McLeod the Wild West Photographer

photo by McLeod the Wild West Photographer

A man, woman and a girl on a pony are shown in this photo.  The photo was taken by McLeod of Happy Hollow, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  On the back of the photo is an advertisement for McLeod the Wild West Photographer.  He provided McLeod originals free of charge for fourteen years.  This photo is part of the Ward/Hutto Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — April 13, 2017

Mtn. View, the first Folk Festival

Mtn. View, the first Folk Festival

This photo was taken in 1941.  Eulis and Livey Rorie are playing the guitar and fiddle in the photo.  The back of the photo says “Mtn. View, the first Folk Festival.”  Then Mtn. View has been marked through with a different color ink and Blanchard Springs is written in its place.  The modern folk festival in Mtn. View began in the early 1960s.  This photo is part of the Powell Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — April 6, 2017

Mill on Spring Creek, near Batesville, Arkansas

Mill on Spring Creek, near Batesville, Arkansas

A photograph of a postcard that was labeled as “Mill on Spring Creek, near Batesville, Arkansas.” It is also known as Ruddell Mill and you can see the millpond and spillway in the foreground. Two women are sitting on the stone dam and a railroad trestle can be seen in the background. The mill was owned by John Ruddell until his death after the Civil War. It was destroyed in a fire in 1939. This photo is part of the OIRM Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — March 30, 2017

 

Cornerstone of the Independence County Jail which was built in 1953 and demolished in March 2000

Cornerstone of the Independence County Jail which was built in 1953 and demolished in March 2000

.  The jail was located north off of College Street between Central and Broad streets.  It was replaced by a new jail on lower Main Street around 1999.  This photo is part of the OIRM Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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