Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — February 9, 2017

  J.A. “Andy” Pate was born in 1866 in Jamestown, Arkansas.  He got his pilot’s license in 1896 and went to Alaska in 1898.  He served as a boat captain in the Alaskan rivers, the Bering Sea, and the Arctic Ocean for six winters and nine summers.  For four winters he carried the mail by … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — January 26, 2017

An article cut from the Arkansas Gazette on July 13, 1941.  Miss Betty Hail, the lovely daughter of J. Conway Hail of Batesville, has been chosen princess hostess for the White River Water Carnival to be held July 23 and 24 at Batesville.  Miss Hail, who finished her freshman year at Arkansas College last winter, … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — January 19, 2017

This is a photocopy of a postcard of the White River near Newport, January 1912.  You can see a person sitting on the jumbled ice on the frozen White River.  In the distance you can see a dense thicket of trees that line the banks of the river.  In the front left corner you can … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — January 12, 2017

Four packets of chewing gum made by the American Chicle Company that are part of the Bryant Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  Two of the packets are named Adams Kis-Me and the other two packets are called Sweet Sixteen Wintergreen.  The wrapper on the wintergreen states “this wrapper is a united sharing coupon, save … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — January 5, 2017

  This photo of two unidentified women wearing winter fur attire was likely taken in the early 1900s.  The fur collars on the coats appear to extend up to their ears.   The photo is part of the Eddleman Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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