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Artifact of the Week — June 17, 2021

Many years ago, on June 17 . . . Photo 1:  Common School Diploma certifying that Minnie Davidson had completed course of study at The Evening Shade High School that was required to be taught in the public schools.  Dated June 17, 1905. (Katherine Stokes and Family collection) Photo 2:  Ninth Annual Commencement Arkansas College, … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — June 10, 2021

Today is National Black Cow day! A black cow in this instance is another name for a root beer float, which is usually made with root beer and vanilla ice cream but sometimes chocolate ice cream is used instead. (It was suggested that cola flavor could be substituted for root beer, but that moves in … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — June 3, 2021

Surrender at JacksonportHere on June 5, 1865 Confederate General Jeff Thompson formally surrendered the army of Northern Arkansas to Union military authorities. More than five thousand officers and enlisted men who served under Thompson were paroled here, as were several hundred more Confederate soldiers from other commands. At the time of surrender the Confederates were … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — May 27, 2021

Photo 1:  Stanley Mitchell is standing between two white Batesville Fire Department trucks in front of the fire station at 4th and College Streets.  Late 1930’s per Bill Hoskins. (OIRM, Bufford, Clara collection)   Photo 2:  Photo of three fire trucks in front of Batesville Fire Department at 4th and College Streets in 1954.  Standing by … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — May 20, 2021

This U.S. flag was originally the property of Col. V. Y. Cook when he commanded the 2nd Arkansas Infantry Volunteers during the Spanish American War, 1898.  It is made of wool and has a gold colored fringe border.  The field contains 45 stars and bears the legend “2nd Ark. Inf. Vol.” appliqued on one red … Continue reading »

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