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Artifact of the Week — March 14, 2019

This photo of a steamboat shows passengers aboard as well as others about to board by the gangplank. The photo has “at Batesville on White River” written on the back. This photo is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — January 17, 2019

The Museum houses three booklets from the Ozark Poultry Festival 1970-1972. This festival was held in May of each year and was sponsored by the Batesville Jaycees, Jaycettes, and the Ozark Poultry Federation. The poultry princess pageant was held at the White River stadium. Each booklet includes advertisements from local businesses as well as a … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — December 20, 2018

This children’s book titled “Mother Goose Favorites” was gifted to Varina Cook by “Santa” on December 25, 1893.  Varnia was the daughter of V.Y Cook.  The book was purchased from S.A. Hail and Co.Bookseller.  The book features illustrations with woodcuts for most of the rhymes.  This book is part of the Morrow Collection at Old … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — December 13, 2018

The Arkansas Woodchopper’s World’s Greatest Collection of Cowboy Songs was published in 1931 by the M.M. Tole Publishing Company.  The book features yodel arrangements, as wellas guitar chords and piano accompaniment for 34 songs.  This book is part of the Yeatman Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum. 

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Artifact of the Week — November 15, 2018

This photo dated to the 1930s depicts a woman and two children at a cistern and pump.  A cow can also be seen in the photo.  This image is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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