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Artifact of the Week — November 19, 2020

November 18th was chosen this week by Day Sponsors Bill & Janis Walmsley. The poster reads-Take care and stay safe!  The campaign ad is from the 70’s but he is still caring about the people of our community!

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Artifact of the Week — October 29, 2020

Captain Charles Warner at the famed “Governors’ Corner” northeast of Batesville, Arkansas in 1967 Marker reads as follows:                      Near this spot stood the homes of                               THREE GOVERNORS                     OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS                   Thomas S. Drew        (1844-1849)                   Elisha Baxter              (1873-1874)                   William R. Miller           (1877-1881) Powell Guard Collection # 251

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Artifact of the Week — October 15, 2020

The town center of Floral, Arkansas in the early 1900s. Many men stand looking up to where the photographer stood.  The building on the left is Luther Gilbert’s store. The store in the upper middle was owned by Bird and Claude Brown. The Floral post office opened in 1879 with Joel Mark Jeffrey appointed the … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — October 8, 2020

Picture of J. A. Hardy with Construction work, mouth of Curia Creek, for Barnett Bros. ,  J. A. Dowdy, and Mr. Cole. Building the Frisco Railroad near Hardy in Sharp County in 1885. Arrow points to J.A. Hardy for whom the town was named.

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Artifact of the Week — September 24, 2020

September 24 is national Kiss Day!  This is a scanned photograph of Jerry Overland & Maxine Hennings. The two are in front of a 1949 or 1950 Ford.  Jerry has his arm around Maxine and Maxine holds his hand while kissing.  The car with advertising on the door looks like a 1952-1954 Ford or Mercury. … Continue reading »

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