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Artifact of the Week – September 5, 2019

Photo of Ned Metcalf, directing  White River Water Carnival contestants on stage, 1980s.

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Artifact of the Week — August 29, 2019

This photo shows a float in the 1949 White River Water Carnival parade. The float features signs that say “A penny a day milks a cow,” and “Farm life is fun!! With dependable low cost electricity.” This photo is part of the Rowe Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week – August 22, 2019

This child’s handkerchief is hand sewn of lace and chiffon. It once belonged to Lou Lawrence, the granddaughter of Dr. W.B. Lawrence of Batesville. It was given to the donor by Lou’s mother Belle McDowell Lawrence. It is dated around 1895. This artifact is part of the Rhodes Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — August 15, 2019

This photo series shows children with toys from the 1960s. Most of the children are unidentified. These photos are part of the Sellers Collection at Old Independence Regional Museum.

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Artifact of the Week — August 8, 2019

This photo shows the moment when Fred P. Kealer received his 40 year pin from the Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for his service as a clerk at Lock and Dam No.1 on the White River in Batesville. Witnessing are Fred P. Kealer, Jr., a lockman at Lock and Dam … Continue reading »

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