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76-year-old man takes covered wagon along Oregon Trail to highlight historical significance

Caption: Ezra Meeker and his ox team at Chimney Rock, July 1906. NSHS RG0959.PH5-1   One hundred ten years ago in July 1906 Ezra Meeker stopped at Chimney Rock ...

What Is It Wednesday – August 17 – Gray Rock With a Handle

Welcome to “What Is It Wednesday”! We’ll post a photo of an unusual artifact from our collections every Wednesday morning. Post your guess in the comments, and share ...

What Is It Wednesday – August 10 – Heavy ridged doohickey with handle

Welcome to “What Is It Wednesday”! We’ll post a photo of an unusual artifact from our collections every Wednesday morning. Post your guess in the comments, and share ...

What Is It Wednesday REVEALED – August 10 – Fluting Iron

“What Is It Wednesday” Revealed – every Wednesday we post an unusual artifact from our collections and encourage viewers to guess the object. While this object is not on ...

What Is It Wednesday REVEALED – August 3 – Cream skimmer

“What Is It Wednesday” Revealed – every Wednesday we post an unusual artifact from our collections and encourage viewers to guess the object. While this object is not on ...

What Is It Wednesday – August 3 – Metal disk with a slight curve

Welcome to “What Is It Wednesday”! We’ll post a photo of an unusual artifact from our collections every Wednesday morning. Post your guess in the comments, and share ...

Flashback Friday Encore: Selections from the Cora Baumann Collection

As mentioned in an earlier post, the Cora Baumann collection contains a wealth of information about Lemoyne and the surrounding area near what is now Lake McConaughy. Of ...

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