Artifact of the Week

Artifact of the Week — July 15, 2021

On July 15, 1908, the Batesville Guard reported “The Mount Olive Stave Company last week purchased the steamboat the G.W. Huff to be brought to Batesville to run on the White River hauling timber for the company. The Huff was a 66-ton boat with a barge capacity of 150-tons. The company was having trouble with … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — July 8, 2021

Photo 1: Lock and Dam 2 on June 19, 1905. View shows the sink on the upper side of the abutment which occurred at 3 p.m. on Jun3 17, 1905. The caving has been stopped by theuse of brush and stone. Men are standing on top of the abutment. (Dozier, Danny collection) Photo 2: Lock … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — July 1, 2021

Batesville’s first post office was named Poke Creek, and Charles Kelly served as its first postmaster. The name was officially changed to Batesville on Jan. 7, 1824 with Hartwell Boswell as the appointed postmaster. Batesville’s post office has remained in continuous service since its beginning. Photo 1: Completed post office. Main door with steps leading … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — June 24, 2021

Photo 1: This is a photocopy of a photo featuring James P. and Rachel Allen taken ca 1860’s.  Rachel is wearing a bonnet (as seen in next photo.  James was born May 3, 1815 and died June 24, 1904.  He was the son of John R. and Elizabeth Allen.  James P. and Rachel built a … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — June 17, 2021

Many years ago, on June 17 . . . Photo 1:  Common School Diploma certifying that Minnie Davidson had completed course of study at The Evening Shade High School that was required to be taught in the public schools.  Dated June 17, 1905. (Katherine Stokes and Family collection) Photo 2:  Ninth Annual Commencement Arkansas College, … Continue reading »

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