A blog about the history of the Ozarks and the people who have lived in the region from the earliest recorded history to today.
Fayetteville resident Nick Clemmons, circa 1910. We find Clemmons on the 1880 census, a 40-year-old widower living in Fayetteville with nine children and grandchildren. . . .
This Rockwell hardness tester was used to determine the strength, or “hardness,” of metal. Hardness was measured by attempting to put a dent into metal . . .
Rev. Peter Carnahan (1838-1926) and his wife, Martha Jane Buchanan Carnahan (1841-1922), at their home in Bentonville, 1890. . . .
This free-standing wooden font originally included a metal water basin housed under the font’s conical lid. Water from the basin was used to perform the rite of baptism . . .
Ozark & Cherokee Central (O&CC)/Frisco Muskogee Branch Railway depot, Summers (Washington County), early 1900s. . . .
Made by the New York-based Eden Toys, Inc., this musical mouse spins in a circle while playing “Deck the Halls.” It has a copyright date of 1982 and was sewn in Haiti. . . .
Finding Alsey Timberlake
Carnanan Cemetery is high atop a windswept hill in the west Washington County community of Cane Hill. Could this be the final resting place of a Cherokee girl who died on the Trail of Tears? . . .
Driving turkeys to market near Kingston (Madison County), early 1920s.
“U.S. Presidents” Volvelle
This “Biographies of U.S. Presidents” volvelle was produced by Arthur Sichel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has a copyright date of 1931. Information for each president includes . . .
Spout Spring—A Place Where People Live
Spout Spring was a Fayetteville neighborhood settled by formerly enslaved people and their descendants after the Civil War. . . .