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Thursday, September 24, 2015

An Incredible Donation of Dell History


We recently received a wonderful donation from Brent Bradberry of Moscow, ID. Years ago, he inherited Olive Bradberry Ritter's collection of family and Dell area photos that date back to the early 1900s, along with newspapers, a school yearbook,  a history book of Mississippi County and other memorabilia from our local area. I even found my own family among several of the photos. . .READ MORE. . .


Friday, November 14, 2014

Many Early Settlers Lived in Log Houses


In 1823, William Hector moved his family living in  Missouri to a log house built on an ancient Indian mound just east of Big Lake and close to present-day Dell. . .They were of Native American blood but living as whites. . .William knew the area well. . .It had been the hunting grounds of his people for many years. . .When Missouri made it unlawful for Native Americans to live in their state, the Hectors decided to move to Arkansas. . .READ MORE