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Artifact of the Week — June 22, 2017

This document is an invitation to attend the Dedication and cornerstone laying of the new Independence County Court House.  The event was to be held on June 25, 1941.  D.D. Adams Jr. the father of the donor was the County Judge.  This artifact is part of the Rhodes Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — June 8, 2017

  This program for the Arkansas Centennial Celebration for President’s Day, June 10, 1936 is part of the Rhodes Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  President F.D. Roosevelt’s photo is on the cover.  The donor attended the event with her father D.D. Adams Jr. who took part in the program with was held in Little … Continue reading »

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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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