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World War II events a remembrance of RHS Class of 1945 senior year

By Linda Emley I spent several hours this week working with Melinda White on the World War II display that is going to be at the Friends Gallery next to the…

First Iwo Jima photo hit home; the second touched a national nerve

By Linda Emley Joe Rosenthal’s picture of the flag raising at Iwo Jima won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for photography. It’s the only photo to win the same year it…

Postcards: Iwo Jimo flag-raising source of local pride

Editor’s note: Linda’s column is a lead-in to the World War II exhibit the Farris Friends Gallery will host March 7, 8 and 9. By Linda Emley Many of us…

Postcards: Elliott family roots intertwine with Ray County history

By Linda Emley Teddy Roosevelt Elliott stopped by the Museum this week and we were talking about the battle of Albany. It took me a few minutes before I realized…

Maurice Roberts Park opened with hoopla

By Linda Emley The Richmond Missourian ran this picture on the front page Thursday, Aug. 17,1939. The caption said, “A local Fishing Group of 32 Years Ago. Standing left to…

War hero Israel Hendley buried in an out-of-the-way graveyard

By Linda Emley In Richmond, there is a small family cemetery that lies in the middle of West Lexington Street. It’s the Martin Family Cemetery and was originally part of…

Postcards: How 4-wheel trucks got traction in Ray Co.

By Linda Emley Since we are having a bad winter, everyone understands the need for a 4-wheel-drive vehicles. But in the good-old days before we had 4-wheel, we had snow…

Then, now, a four-wheel-drive St. Bernard handy in the snow

This is a story I wrote last year, but I am sharing it again because it sure fits the eight inches of snow we just got. On Jan. 8, 1962,…

Postcards: Free rock jam to aid Battle of Albany event

By Linda Emley On Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, my life changed forever. Looking back now, I would never imagine how different my life would be in three short years. This…

Postcards: Deputy Odus Sisk’s fatal shooting in 1938 put true love on hold for 46 years

By Linda Emley A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about the early days of the Ray County Museum and named some of the people who were around when…