Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — July 30, 2020

MOUT training for urban warfare later used in Kuwait and Iraq. Company B, 153rd Infantry, Army National Guard. Three Guardsmen climbing into window of concrete block building.

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Artifact of the Week — July 9, 2020

On July 1, 1956, Congress passed the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act for the construction of 41,000 miles of interstate highways over a 20 year period.  This Popular Science Magazine from May 1956, showcases articles about the interstate highway plan as well as planning a city in space, tractors, satellites, a race track in … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — February 27, 2020

A 7.25″ by 9.25″ photo of birthday party gathering for Mabel Brown in Newport, AR, at Lonnie Brown’s house in 1960’s.  Photo shows J. M. Watkins and wife, Mabel, and O. J. Watkins, both preachers.  See Surname file for identification.  Other names:  Kenard, Harper, Brown.  Family.  Holiday. Recreation. Blacks. Photo of birthday party for Mabel … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — February 20, 2020

L to R: Billingsly, Ed/Watkins, J.M. (1st cousin of Lillie Mae’s husband Arvin Watkins)/Balem, Lizzie/ Darty, Ernest (tallest man) and his wife standing in front of him- Dary, Lizzie Noland (Lillie Mae’s parents)/, and their child Darty, Essie (one of twins)/Billingsly, Herbert (son of Abe Billingsly)/and his wife standing in front of and to his … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — February 13, 2020

In honor of Dr. Wesley John Ketz’s birthday today. 3 biographies of Frances Barnett Ketz & Dr. Wesley John Ketz. A)  An autobiography that Frances Barnett Ketz apparently wrote for a class reunion – Class of 1936. B)  The manuscript used by master of ceremonies in introducing the King White River, 1997, who was Dr. … Continue reading »

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