The Heritage Collection

Small Bore Rifle Targets

Rifle targets such as that pictured below were distributed by King & Company, a general merchandise store at the corner of Baldwin Avenue and 6th Street. The building still stands. [Accession No. 2015-6-1: Donated by Stephen McBroom]

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Gold-plated Horseshoe

This gold-plated horseshoe belonged to W. C. Jones’ Tennessee Walking Horse in the 1970s. Mr. Jones was the founder of the Tom Thumb convenience stores that are a major employer throughout the Walton and Okaloosa counties area. [Donated by James E. Moore]

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Carpet Sweeper

The advertisements below for Bissell’s “Cyco” Ball-bearing Parlor Queen carpet sweeper were published around 1905. The sweeper received many patents in the late 1800s and early 1900s in both the United States and Canada. [Bissell Carpet Sweeper Donated by William W. Holloway]

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Hand-hooked Wool Rug

Rubye Burton, who lived on Circle Drive in DeFuniak Springs, hand hooked this rug in the early 1960s, using the wooden floor stand pictured below to hold the rug frame as she worked. She cut beige wool into strips and hand-dyed them, thereby creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. At the time

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