Wooden Stirrup

This wooden stirrup represents the evolution of horseback riding techniques. It was located in an abandoned barn near Dewitt, Arkansas, in the 1970s. Wooden bar stirrups were in common use in Walton County after the Civil War and through the depression following the 1929 stock market crash. [Accession No. 2002-11-3:

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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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