Artifact of the Week — September 18, 2019

Nona Floyd's first grade class, West Elementary School, 1962-63, Batesville
Nona Floyd’s first grade class, West Elementary School, 1962-63, Batesville

Nona Floyd’s first grade class, West Elementary School, 1962-63, Batesville. Shows blackboard and wood trim,all children in their seats. Education. Classroom. Children, starting left row, front to back: Townsley, Eugene/Stewart, Don/Crabtree, Bruce/Dishongh, Mike/Nelson, Danny/ (2nd row) Riley, Larry/Tanner, Dorothy/Hill, Joey/Ivy, Linda/ (3rd row) Winingham, Sandra/Acklin, Jane/Pierce, Bradley/(unknown) Keener, Randy/ (unknown)/4th row) Hennen, Benny/Keener, Bobby/Fisher, Jackie/Swaim, Carla/ (unknown)

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Artifact of the Week — September 12, 2019

High School group with Superintendent of Batesville Schools Sidney Pickens
High School group with Superintendent of Batesville Schools Sidney Pickens

Unidentified high school group with Superintendent of Batesville Schools Sidney Pickens standing at far left. Woman on far right, second row is Miss Virginia Peden, longtime teacher at Batesville High School.

If you can identify any other person in this picture, please let us know.

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Artifact of the Week – September 5, 2019

Photo of Ned Metcalf - White River Carnival
Photo of Ned Metcalf – White River Carnival

Photo of Ned Metcalf, directing  White River Water Carnival contestants on stage, 1980s.

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Artifact of the Week — August 29, 2019

Float in the 1949 White River Water Carnival parade
Float in the 1949 White River Water Carnival parade

This photo shows a float in the 1949 White River Water Carnival parade. The float features signs that say “A penny a day milks a cow,” and “Farm life is fun!! With dependable low cost electricity.” This photo is part of the Rowe Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week – August 22, 2019

child's handkerchief circa 1895
child’s handkerchief circa 1895

This child’s handkerchief is hand sewn of lace and chiffon. It once belonged to Lou Lawrence, the granddaughter of Dr. W.B. Lawrence of Batesville. It was given to the donor by Lou’s mother Belle McDowell Lawrence. It is dated around 1895. This artifact is part of the Rhodes Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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