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Reenactor to discuss his mishap and launch 2014 promotion of Battle of Albany event

By Linda Emley On Thursday, Jan. 16, The Ray County Historical Society is hosting its annual board meeting. It will be a carry in dinner at the Eagleton Center that…

Postcards: Orval Hixon, the photographer, walked these halls before me

By Linda Emley I recently went to visit a friend who wasn’t feeling very good. We laughed a lot and I think we were both feeling better after our visit.…

Postcards: Things made from wood date to a time when Ray settlers made about everything from trees that surrounded them

By Linda Emley We live in a world where many things are made from metal or plastic, but this girl will always be in love with the wooden artifacts from…

Postcards: Potatoes were once king in Orrick, although POWs might disagree

By Linda Emley I remember how shocked I was the first time I heard that World War II POWs had worked in Orrick during the potato harvest. When we think…

Postcards: As we leave 2013, a big one beckons

By Linda Emley As 2013 winds down, I’m busy looking forward to what’s coming to Ray County in 2014. It’s going to be a great year to add many pages…

Life of adventure, prowess with guns made Elmer Keith famous

By Linda Emley As an adult, I’m always sad when Christmas day is over. We spend a lot of time and money getting ready for Christmas and it is over…

Postcards: Couple married in store just before Christmas

By Linda Emley The best Christmas memories are made from traditions we shared with our family and friends. Some of my favorite memories are opening one present on Christmas Eve…

Current sheriff Garry Bush is the 46th in Ray County history

By Linda Emley This story is near and dear to me because it reminds me of what my life might have been like if I had chosen a different path.…

LIttle is known about RPD history

By Linda Emley A few weeks ago I got a call at the museum from Amy Sisson. Amy is a Richmond police officer and she told me she was looking…

History book fills in blanks about the founding of the museum

By Linda Emley Every time I give a tour at the Ray County Museum, I start with a brief history of the building and how it became a museum. The…