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Artifact of the Week — October 6, 2022

In the early evening of September 15, 1904, in front of the City Hotel, Independence County Sheriff Jeff D. Morgan was shot and killed by Robert Causby. How did this tragedy occur? Sheriff Morgan, age 31, was on Main Street to question Mr. Causby, age 21, who was a wanted fugitive. Mr. Causby had escaped … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 29, 2022

We received an interesting request from Jacksonport State Park this month for a new exhibit they will be showcasing beginning in October. Of the items requested, we supplied Jacksonport’s exhibit with these two lunchboxes. Virgil Young Cook was a veteran of the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. He joined the Confederate army at the … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 22, 2022

A Confederate States of America (CSA) surgeon’s medical kit with 10 instruments used by Dr. L.A. Dickson during the Civil War. (See his biography in Goodspeed’s North Central Arkansas book.) Written on the back of the kit is the name R.C. Newland. R.C. Newland was Dr. Robert C. Newland of Batesville. His wife was Nancy … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 15, 2022

This year Lyon is pulling out all the stops for celebrating its 150th anniversary. With a black- tie gala, the Arkansas Scottish Festival, Lyon College’s homecoming and legendary bagpipes, Lyon has something for everyone! Lyon College is also proud to partner with the Old Independence Regional Museum which will host a Lyon college history exhibit. … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 8, 2022

Nestor Ruiz has been volunteering at Old Independence Regional Museum this summer, and we have grown quite attached to this young man! He has tackled any task we have presented, and has grown extremely talented on the art of accessioning items brought in by the citizens of Independence County and beyond. We have found Nestor … Continue reading »

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