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Artifact of the Week – September 16, 2021

A photo  of Glendolyn Tichnor and Minnie Scott with friends Lydia, Howard, Elsie and Will. Photo shows them standing in front of a rock house, next to a store at Union Hill, dated Sept. 11, 1946.  (Jarvis, Shirley collection)   

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Artifact of the Week — September 9, 2021

The manganese mining industry in Independence, Izard, and Stone Counties supplied vital material during several wars and produced almost all of the ore shipped from Arkansas. It was a thriving economic industry in the area from 1849-1959.  For more information, visit https://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/manganese-mining-4315/. Photo 1: Two men working on each side of a large rock sorter, … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — September 2, 2021

Photo believed to be of Willie Helm, made at  Dawson Studio in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Sept of 1884. At the time, she would have been age 15 years and 7 months.  The dress was made of wine colored cashmere and the flowers are geraniums.  (Young, Betty Umstead collection)

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Artifact of the Week — August 26, 2021

Here is a collection of photos in celebration of National Dog Day! Take a look at these images of man’s (and woman’s) best friend through the years. Photo 1: Sam Earnheart home in Bethesda. Sam worked in the distilling business with his father Robert in O’Neal, near Bethesda. House is two-storied with jutting 2-story front … Continue reading »

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Artifact of the Week — August 19, 2021

Thank goodness for the photos which document history!  In celebration of World Photo Day, here are some photos of photographers, amateur and professional. Photo 1: Mary Cooper Miller’s family in Izard County. Standing in back is her father William Jefferson “Jeff” Cooper, Sr. L to R: sister Linda Carol Cooper (with brownie camera around neck), … Continue reading »

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