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Artifact of the Week — June 15, 2017

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.

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Artifact of the Week — June 1, 2017

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.  

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Artifact of the Week — May 25, 2017

  This photo documents the open house event at Batesville Manufacturing Company on May 30, 1965.   The photo is part of the Ockert Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — May 18, 2017

A wooden spring wagon seat that was used by the Al Ware family on their farm in the Calamine area in Sharp County.   This item is part of the Crick Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.  

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Artifact of the Week — May 11, 2017

Photo of Harold Paysinger of Evening Shade driving the school bus called “Old Number 2” in the spring of 1934.  He stated that he was paid $6.00 a month for driving this “crate.”   This photo is part of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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