Artifact of the Week — September 17, 2020

17-inch American flag with 46 stars
17-inch American flag with 46 stars

September 17 is Constitution Day! This image is of a 17-inch American flag with 46 stars, made of silk and attached to a black wooden staff with gold top, made between 1908 (when Oklahoma became the 46th state) and 1912 (when New Mexico became the 47th state). This flag belonged to donor John Stevenson’s father.

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Artifact of the Week — September 10, 2020

Homemakers Club meeting.
McHue Extension Homemakers Club meeting

Roxie Southerland and other members work with sewing machines at a McHue Extension Homemakers Club meeting.

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Artifact of the Week – September 3, 2020

Dan Moody's barber shop is located in Desha, Independence Co. AR
Dan Moody’s barber shop, Desha, Independence Co. AR

Dan Moody’s barber shop is located in Desha, Independence Co. AR.  Moody had graduated from Midwest Barber College in Peoria, Illinois and began his career as a barber in 1963. He moved to Desha and on Labor Day 1969 opened his shop. This began a 43 year career. Some of his customers said that he became a part of their lives and their friend.

(These photos were placed on Facebook through the Roadside Architecture organization.)

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Artifact of the Week — August 27, 2020

Boy Scout Patch, August 1935.
Boy Scout Patch, August 1935.

Boy Scout Patch, August 1935.  National Jamboree in Washington D.C.  Patch belonged to Paul Rhodes.  Did not get to attend Jamboree was cancelled due to the polio epidemic.  Patch is 3″ in diameter with 8 pointed star.  Capitol dome in center of patch.  Colors are red, white, blue, navy and yellow.

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Artifact of the Week — August 13, 2020

White River Water Carnival Elvis Presley preformed there
White River Water Carnival, Elvis Presley preformed there

In remembrance of Elvis Presley’s death on August  16, 1977, here are some images from the 1955 White River Carnival program.

1955 White River Queen: Nancy McCollum… Elvis performed at the Carnival on August 6th 1955

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