The Jackson Parish Museum and Fine Arts Association JPMFAA) received two artifacts this past week, one representing an original industry in the parish and the other that predicts what the future would hold fpr residents nearly one hundred years ago.
The actual items received and accepted by the JPMFAA board members this past Tuesday duriing their regularly scheduled monthly board meeting was a two-man, cross cut saw and a manuscript of a speech given to the Eros High School graduating Class of 1938.
The saw was donated by Jerri Tolar of Ruston, whose father was James Stovall Tolar of Jonesboro. The owner of the saw was Willie Wyatt from the community of Wyatt, LA.
The original manuscript that was delivered by Reverend W. R. Lyons of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Eros was donated by Debra Cheek Whitaker of Rayville, who found it while cleaning out a trunk she had purchased from the Dr. Yeager Estate in West Monroe.
Both can be viewed at the Jackson Parish Museum, located at 515 South Cooper Avenue in Jonesboro by along with other historical artifacts by appointment during the week or on Saturday’s from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
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