Archival Anecdotes: Connecting through time


February 5, 2024

Laura Stone was married to Samuel Peabody in 1861. Together they raised four children, all of whom were born in Canada. The family settled in Munster Township in the 1890s. The 1920 census indicates that the widowed Laura Peabody spent her later years living in New Rockford with daughter and son-in-law Mary and Horace Clark and granddaughter, also named Laura. It was this granddaughter, Laura Clark, who donated several of her grandmother's items including lace collars, delicate scarves and a hand-embroidered apron to the Eddy County Museum. Courtesy photo.

I must confess working as the archivist at the Eddy County Museum has been one of my most favorite positions I've ever held. That's a tough call to make considering I've waited tables at a Colorado mountain resort, cleaned thousands of Late Woodland artifacts from one of the largest prehistoric settlement sites in North America, curated faunal specimens at Southern Illinois University, taught c...

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