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‘One Thousand Secrets Revealed’ rare find at museum

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: It seems that almost on a daily basis, new artifacts and things worthy of rememberance are added to the displays at the Boone County Heritage Museum. This past week was no exception, when one of our volunteers brought in a most unusual book to be added to the second floor Medical Room. Answer: “One

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Museum preserves history of flood

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: The following question was posed by a visitor to the museum this past Tuesday: When the Flood of 1961 occurred, classes in the Harrison School System had not completed their current year of studies. What happened? Did students have to return and finish the year? Answer: Harrison’s greatest disaster occurred early Sunday morning, May

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Columbian, Neotorical historical societies at HHS

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Do you have any information on two organizations – one called the Columbian Historical Society, and the other the Neotorical Historical Society? Answer: After hours of searching and a “brainstorm” that these two organizations might be connected to the school, we finally found the following information and even a picture of the members of

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‘Ghost train’ colored lore of local railroad

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: I’ve heard my grandfather tell of a “ghost train” that was part of the railroad history of the line that was headquartered in Harrison. Do you know the story of the “ghost train?” Answer: The “Ghost Train” story goes back to the early 1900s and it can be found in an old issue of

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Glass firm lived by 10 rules

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: What information does the museum have on early Harrison businesses? I am interested in a company called Glass Motors that might have been in Harrison in the early 1900s. Answer: From an old file, I found the following information about the W. P. Glass Motor Company, and I assume this is the company in

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Banker’s pork not in bank

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Where was Farmer’s Bank in Harrison? What is the hog story connected with the bank? Answer: Farmer’s Bank was located on the north side of the Harrison square, with an address of 101 West Rush. L. F. Eoff was principal organizer of the Farmer’s Bank and was widely identified with the bank by area

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1927, 1937 killer tornadoes struck Green Forest

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: Was the town of Green Forest hit by two tornadoes in the early 1930s? Answer: Green Forest was hit by a tornado in 1927, and ten years later in 1937, it was hit once again by a tornado of almost the same magnitude, which included the town of Alpena in its path. Nineteen people

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Arson rumored for destruction of first courthouse

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: The present Boone County Courthouse is not the original one. Can the museum provide a picture and information about the first building? Was it in the same location of the present courthouse? Answer: The first courthouse was built in 1870-1871, a little over one year after Boone County was formed from territory taken from

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Old Federal Building completed

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: I vaguely remember what the interior of the Harrison Post Office looked like about 1940. Does the museum have pictures that might show the interior? And any history on the building would be appreciated. Answer: On February 27, 1904, it was announced that Harrison would have a new government building. City fathers were elated,

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Water exposes remains of Jersey Roller Mill

Published on May 18, 2012 by in History Q&A

Question: What happened to the Jersey Roller Mill on Crooked Creek? Now that the water in the creek is very low, you can see cement forms of some sort. Are they part of the mill? Answer: According to Fred Hudson, who recently took his camera to the creek to make snapshots of the remains of

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