Artifact of the Week — January 23, 2020

Citizen’s Bank across from the Barnett Building, probably taken in the early 1920s.

Color Photo, 4″ x 6 1/8″, of postcard showing downtown Batesville, Arkansas. Citizens Bank, across from the Barnett Building, probably taken in the early 1920s.

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Artifact of the Week — January 16, 2020

Photo of Methodist Church group in LaCrosse, Izard County in 1928 or 1929
Photo of Methodist Church group in LaCrosse, Izard County in 1928 or 1929

Photo of Methodist Church group in LaCrosse, Izard County in 1928 or 1929. L to R: Billingsly, Ed/Watkins, J.M. (1st cousin of Lillie Mae’s husband Arvin Watkins)/Balem, Lizzie/ Darty, Ernest (tallest man) and his wife standing in front of him- Dary, Lizzie Noland (Lillie Mae’s parents)/, and their child Darty, Essie (one of twins)/Billingsly, Herbert (son of Abe Billingsly)/and his wife standing in front of and to his left /Billingsly, Snowdy Watkins (Arvin Watkins’ aunt, his father Mack Watkins’ sister)/ Watkins, Collie (in back row in hat) who married Snowdy’s brother Af Watkins/ Billingsly, Rachel (Herbert’s mother)/Watkins, Viola (Arvin’s mother)/ and her grandchild /Brown, Sookum/Kennard, Bernice Darty(Lillie Mae’s sister)/Watkins, Beulah(Arvin’s sister)/Watkins, Lena/ and child Watkins, Virgie/

 Description of family and record of Black cemetery called “Sweet Home Cemetery” or known to local people as the “slave cemetery” at LaCrosse are included.  Families buried here include:  Allison, Billingsley, Brooks, Brown, Canada, Cothrine, Darty, Davidson, Hall, Harper, Harris, Herbert, Johnson, Kennard, Lipton, Pease, Shaw, Watkins, and Wolfe.

1920s. African American. Church.

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Artifact of the Week — January 9, 2020

C. D. Metcalf and Nelle Glenn at side of Glenn house
C. D. Metcalf and Nelle Glenn at side of Glenn house

C. D. Metcalf and Nelle Glenn at side of Glenn house.  In their 20’s–probably taken in 1915 or 1920.  See Social life, and Fashion/ men and women.

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Artifact of the Week — January 2, 2020

Ringgold-Noland-Lawrence House marker
Ringgold-Noland-Lawrence House marker

A. Clyde McGinnis reading at Dedication of the Ringgold-Noland-Lawrence House marker in 1960s at lower end of Main Street, Batesville, Arkansas

Marker reads as follows:

                 RINGGOLD-NOLAND-LAWRENCE HOUSE

On this site stood the home of John Ringgold, one of the first settlers of Batesville, who came here from Kentucky before 1820.

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Announcement/Artifact of the Week – December 25,27

Day Dedication Robert & Betty Stroud
Day Dedication Robert & Betty Stroud
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