Artifact of the Week — July 13, 2017

 

Gem Hotel in Evening Shade -- thought to be taken in 1890

Gem Hotel in Evening Shade — thought to be taken in 1890

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 copy of this photo was found during the renovation of the old McCaleb house in a upstairs room between the wall and floor in 2007.    This photo is part of the Royal Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — July 6, 2017

Lee McMurtry of Mtn. View sitting on a wagon in front of Case Store.

Lee McMurtry of Mtn. View sitting on a wagon in front of Case Store.

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 of the Powell-Guard Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

 

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Artifact of the Week — June 29, 2017

Betty Jean Earnheart, youngest daughter of Robert Samuel and Ella Earnheart

Betty Jean Earnheart, youngest daughter of Robert Samuel and Ella Earnheart

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.   This photo is part of the Earnheart/Holyfield Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

 

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Artifact of the Week — June 22, 2017

Dedication County Courthouse 1941

Dedication County Courthouse 1941

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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Day Camp – July 2017

Day Camp Adventure July 25-28th

Day Camp Adventure July 25-28th

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