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Artifact of the Week – April 5, 2018

This simple black line map of unknown origin shows the layout of Batesville in 1841.  The map features the Polk Bayou, White River and Miller Creek waterways.  Sites noted on the map include Jesse Bean, John Miller, Catalpa Hall, John Ringgold, Ramsey Ferry and Engleside.  It also shows the basic street layout of Batesville.  This … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — March 29, 2018

This photo chronicles the beginning of the Westmoreland Manganese Plant that was located near Cushman.  The Manganese industry itself began in 1917 and the back of this photo is labeled “1917-1918.”    This image is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  

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Artifact of the Week — March 22, 2018

The Jamestown Coronet Bank was gathered in the street after a snow in this photo.  The photo is dated 1917 and features a variety of musical instruments.   This image is part of the Burks Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — March 15, 2018

This photo shows boulders of manganese oxide ore from the Polk-Southard Mine that was located in Cushman Arkansas around 1930.   This image is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.    

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Artifact of the Week — March 8, 2018

In this photo a young boy is standing in the snow as he bottle feeds a baby lamb.   This image is part of the Beller Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  

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