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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 — June 30, 2022

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Artifact of the Week — March 10, 2022

We are celebrating Women’s History Month! In this photo, a woman participates in a fashion show held at the Landers Theater in Batesville, AR. The photo was taken ca 1940-1950s. This era was mainly effected by the War and fashion was largely influenced by the same. As a result of the war there were severe … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week – January 27, 2022

On this day in 1825, the U.S. Congress approved the Indian Territory (modern day Oklahoma), which opened the door for the forced removal of Southeastern Native American tribes along the “Trail of Tears.”  The Trial of Tears is not one route but rather several routes traveled in the 1830s, all of which passed through Arkansas. … Continue reading »

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