Rubye Walden Burton

Rubye Irene Holland was born in Georgia on January 12, 1900. She first married a man named John H. Littlefield. That union ended at some point, and Rubye then married Talmer Marion Walden. Rubye and Talmer Walden moved to DeFuniak Springs in the early 1930s to open an automobile dealership

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Handmade Quilt

Handmade quilts such as the one pictured here were common in homes throughout Walton County. This one was used at the old DeFuniak Hotel, which was on Baldwin Avenue, until the 1960s. [Accession No. 2002-11-11: Donated by James E. Moore]

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Hoe

The hand-forged hoe pictured above was typical of those made and used in Walton County. [Accession No. 2002-11-9: Donated by James E. Moore]

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Water Pump

Water pumps similar to the one shown here were used throughout Walton County before modern plumbing was available. [Accession No. 2002-11-7: Donated by James E. Moore]

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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. [Accession No. 2010-6-1: Donated by William W. Holloway]

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