Artifact of the Week
This photo shows the Gem Hotel in Evening Shade and was thought to be taken in 1890. The hotel was two stories with a picket fence and a large gathering of people in the balcony and in front of the hotel. A cornet band with instruments can be seen in the photo. The original … Continue reading
Lee McMurtry of Mtn. View sitting on a wagon hitched to a team of white mules. The wagon is stopped in front of Case Store. Lancaster store is on the corner. You can also see Lawyer Miller’s office. The wagons are loaded with cotton bales. The photo was taken around 1910. This photo is part … Continue reading
Betty Jean Earnheart was the youngest daughter of Robert Samuel and Ella Earnheart. She was born on October 18, 1928 and died at age 19 on June 29, 1947. She was crippled as a child by polio and was often seen sitting in the window of the Earnheart Hotel that was owned by her parents. … Continue reading
This photo is part of the McClain Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum. Addie Marie Phillips Inman is shown sitting next to the wheel and operating a sorghum mill on her father’s farm. The fence is likely the one around Jamestown cemetery. The photo was taken in June of 1946.
This photo is part of the Scott Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum. Shown in the photo are June Glenn McClue with her niece Sarah Alice Blandford Westbrook and nephew Glenn Metcalf.