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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.  

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Artifact of the Week — February 16, 2017

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 … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — February 2, 2017

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 … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the week — December 8, 2016

  This photo is from of the Barnes Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  WPA workers in Jackson or Independence County sometime between 1936 and 1940 are pictured in the photo.  Cornelius “Pat” Malone, the father of the donor is in the back row – third from the left.  He lived around Newark, Newport and … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the week — November 24, 2016

This photo is from of the Spragins Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  Ruth Powell is pictured feeding a turkey in the photo which was taken in August 1909.   The photo is part of a leather bound photo album that belonged to Mary Maxfield Fitzhugh of Batesville.    

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