Vicki Jackson, interpretive resource specialist at the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, displays a piece of mourning jewelry worn by women of the 1860s. The jewelry is part of a new exhibit, which focuses on 1860s clothing and Victorian mourning customs. Visiting the site were Alyce Bates (left) and Sydney Pitchford of Red Oak, Okla., who had stopped to learn more about life along the Mississippi.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Hunter-Dawson will celebrate birthday
NEW MADRID -- One of the oldest homes in New Madrid will celebrate its 150th commemoration this weekend.
The Hunter-Dawson Historic Site, located at 312 Dawson Road in New Madrid, will have an informational meeting and open house beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday in honor of its birthday.
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