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Artifact of the Week — September 17, 2020

September 17 is Constitution Day! This image is of a 17-inch American flag with 46 stars, made of silk and attached to a black wooden staff with gold top, made between 1908 (when Oklahoma became the 46th state) and 1912 (when New Mexico became the 47th state). This flag belonged to donor John Stevenson’s father.

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Artifact of the Week — September 10, 2020

Roxie Southerland and other members work with sewing machines at a McHue Extension Homemakers Club meeting.

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Artifact of the Week — August 27, 2020

Boy Scout Patch, August 1935.  National Jamboree in Washington D.C.  Patch belonged to Paul Rhodes.  Did not get to attend Jamboree was cancelled due to the polio epidemic.  Patch is 3″ in diameter with 8 pointed star.  Capitol dome in center of patch.  Colors are red, white, blue, navy and yellow.

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Artifact of the Week — August 6, 2020

Front Street when flooded in Newport, Arkansas, August 2, 1915.  Arkansas Bank and Trust.  L to R: unknown, unknown, Hurst, G (cashier)/Henry, D. (bank president)/Shell, A.J. (bookkeeper & father of Hugh Shell)/McCustin, J.F. (sheriff)/Adams, D.D., Sr. (president Union Bank, Batesville). Water was 2 feet deep in the Bank. Two to 10 feet deep all over … Continue reading »

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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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