Archival Anecdotes: Making History, One Event at a Time


February 13, 2023

A covered wagon at Central Avenue and 8th Street in New Rockford. The authentic rig was brought to New Rockford by Mr. Nelson of Sabin, Minn. This special jubilee "extra" was sponsored by the Knotty Pine Bar, the Rockford Theatre and Blackstone Recreation. Reprinted from the Transcript special issue for the 1958 Diamond Jubilee Celebration.

In recent weeks, I've been writing about the origins of the Eddy County Museum, and by extension the Pioneer Daughters Club. I am aware however, that there is another event that I have failed to include- the county's Diamond Jubilee in 1958.

I learned about this event a couple years ago while I was digitizing photos. If there ever was a photographically documented event in Eddy County's history...

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