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July 2006
Students Gather at Yellville for Living History

Students Gather at Yellville
for Living History

Nearly 300 students and teachers from three area schools had a “living history” lesson on a recent field trip to the Marion County Heritage Society’s staging of the Battle of Yellville, which occurred in 1863. South Shore Foundation of Flippin assisted in providing the educational materials with a $500 grant. Here, two groups of students are shown hearing about Civil War era artillery and the soldiers’ way of life in an encampment. The re-enactment of the battle was open to the public and attracted about 200 onlookers.

Yellville, Ark. - Nearly 300 area students visited an authentic staging of the Civil War era Battle of Yellville south of town at Camp Adams. The students from Yellville, Jasper, and Marshall witnessed “living history” as the two sides were encamped before the Battle of Yellville was re-enacted on Saturday and Sunday. The three-day event was presented by the Yellville Chamber of Commerce and the Marion County Heritage Society with the help of about 50 area re-enactors. The Battle of Yellville actually took place in the spring of 1863.

Sponsors had five educational stations where visitors could learn about camp life, community life around the Yellville area at the time of the Civil War, the cavalry, artillery with cannon firings, and an infantry drill. The heritage society’s president, Vickie Roberts, talked with the students and answered any questions they posed. Students and teachers also received 24-page booklets entitled, “Marion County - The Divided 1861-1865.”

For the event, South Shore Foundation of Flippin granted $500 toward the cost of the booklets for the students and teachers attending, according to the foundation’s chairman, Jodie Elizabeth Jeffrey.

The South Shore Foundation is the charitable arm of Northern Arkansas Telephone Company, and can be reached by calling NATCO at 1-800-775-6682 for more information. A grant application and additional information about the foundation can also be found here.

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