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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Displays at The Pocahontas and Laurens Public Libraries

A display of objects from the  museum called  "Picturing the Past is now at the
Pocahontas Public Library. It includes cameras, glass negatives, and old photos from county residents.

At the Laurens Public Library, we've set up a farming display.  There  are old jars of seed corn, corn husking pegs and a seed corn dryer. Did you know that a farmer from Pocahontas was the first recipient  in the country of federal crop support payments? You can find out about it in the 1930's newspaper article that is included in the display. Also look for the information about the Woodin Egg Washer that was produced in Laurens in the 1950's. You'll have to visit the museum to see the egg washer itself becuase it was too big to fit in the display case.