Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — May 4, 2017

This artifact is a souvenir program from the Independence County Soldiers Banquet that was held at the Marion Hotel Ballroom in Little Rock on May 9, 1941. The event honored the men of Company L, 153rd Infantry and was sponsored by the Batesville Rotary Club. The speakers and the menu for the evening are listed … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — April 27, 2017

This artifact is a bottle that once contained Veronica Spring Mineral Water.  It is square in shape and about 10 inches tall.  It is a dark amber color and was created in a two piece mold.  It was found by the donor in the Batesville area.  This bottle is part of the Bryant Collection at … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — April 20, 2017

A man, woman and a girl on a pony are shown in this photo.  The photo was taken by McLeod of Happy Hollow, Hot Springs, Arkansas.  On the back of the photo is an advertisement for McLeod the Wild West Photographer.  He provided McLeod originals free of charge for fourteen years.  This photo is part … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — April 13, 2017

This photo was taken in 1941.  Eulis and Livey Rorie are playing the guitar and fiddle in the photo.  The back of the photo says “Mtn. View, the first Folk Festival.”  Then Mtn. View has been marked through with a different color ink and Blanchard Springs is written in its place.  The modern folk festival … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — April 6, 2017

A photograph of a postcard that was labeled as “Mill on Spring Creek, near Batesville, Arkansas.” It is also known as Ruddell Mill and you can see the millpond and spillway in the foreground. Two women are sitting on the stone dam and a railroad trestle can be seen in the background. The mill was … Continue reading »

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