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Magnolia, Arkansas

Latitude and Longitude: 33º16’01″N 093º14’21″W Elevation: 330 feet Area: 9.3 square miles (2000 Census) Population: 10,858 (2000 Census) Incorporation Date: January 6, 1855 Magnolia is the home of Southern Arkansas University, a public university that offers 4-year and some advanced (Master’s level) degrees. With a student body of over 3000, its most notable programs are […]

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Virtual Cemeteries

Gregory Vogel has just put up an interesting web application on our Project Past site–he calls it Evergreen Virtual Cemetery, the Preliminary Version. What Dr. Vogel has done is to make available to a wide public as much information as possible concerning Evergreen Cemetery–a historical cemetery in Fayetteville that he has been using as a […]

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Topical Album Cover #1:

Ph.D. put out several albums in the early 1980s with songs like “Little Suzi’s On The Up.”

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You Can Help “The Dig”

An old friend and colleague of mine, Tony Chapa (o.k….so he’s more a legend than a mortal man) passed along an interesting e-mail today. If Tony wasn’t involved, I probably wouldn’t have given this a second look…but it does look interesting & I am VERY sympathetic to folks who want to keep creative control of […]

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Blog Moving…

This blog is (at least temporarily) moving…. For more updates & to follow this blog check out: http://www.projectpast.org/jcbrandon/blogger.html

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Antiquities Panel

From the March, 29th New York Times (yeah, I know I' behind): Michael Kimmelman, The Times's chief art critic, moderated a discussion about antiquities and their provenance at the New School For Social Research earlier this month and the Times printed quite a bit of the discussion…. Look here for the full article.

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The Archaeology of a Jailbreak…

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports today that historical archaeologist Rebecca Yamin and the folks at John Milner Associates are busy doing the archaeology of prisons…I know, I know…that’s being done in several places (in the US, in the UK and Australia) all stressing Foucault & Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon…..(yawn.) Ahhh, but this project comes to us from […]

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Poor Boys, Pilgrims & Families Are Going to Graceland

This just in from Heritage News (April 2006): Interior Secretary Gale Norton designated Graceland, home of the king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley, as a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006. Click here for the full press release. Norton made the announcement during a special ceremony with Priscilla Presley on the mansion grounds […]

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www.negroartist.com

I received an unsolicited e-mail the other day from someone who would rather “keep [his] name and contact information private.” The author of this e-mail explained that he authored and hosted a site– http://www.negroartist.com/ The author went on to explain that: “This site was developed for everyone to use freely at no charge… in other […]

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So Long, We Sure Had a Good Time….

Alvis Edgar Owens Jr.1929-2006

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