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Artifact of the Week — April 22, 2021

Picnics are timeless events as you can tell by these Guion photos taken decades apart.  (OIRM Sellers, Joan collection) Photo 1:  Easter Picnic by the River at Guion, circa 1910 near Lock III.  Note on the back of photo says “went on a barge.”  Photo 2:  Group photo of Guion Church Picnic, 1973 

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Artifact of the Week — February 25, 2021

A 5″ x 3″ photo of “Coz” and Amy, two free Black women in Fitzhugh, Arkansas.  The photo was taken  August  1913 and is part of a leatherbound photo album belonging to Mary Maxfield Fitzhugh, Batesville, Arkansas.    (OIRM Spragins, C. Fitzhugh collection)    

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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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