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Artifact of the Week — September 18, 2019

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, … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 12, 2019

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, directing  White River Water Carnival contestants on stage, 1980s.

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Artifact of the Week — August 29, 2019

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

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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