New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Archival Anecdotes: Across the Prairie


October 12, 2020

Native woman and children. Photo taken by George Norton, circa 1900. Courtesy of the Eddy County Museum and Historical Society. The accompanying note states the woman is carrying "twins on her back." However, a closer look suggests she may also be carrying a third child in her coat.

A couple of weeks ago, Archival Anecdotes featured artifacts which were carried and transported by immigrants as they traveled from the old country.

Several more features of the same accord could be prepared, however doing so would neglect the diversity of materials which are housed at the Eddy County Museum. Many of which provide insight to the lives of the indigenous peoples who lived nearby...

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