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Fenner Butter Churn
Donated by Sherman and Helena Hinds



Linebarger family at home near Hindsville, ca. 1900. From left: Edgar, Artie, Grace, Flo, Aunt Ad and Uncle Ab. Ruby Vaughan Collection (S-96-1-432)

Manufactured in the late 1800s by R. W. Fenner of Stockton, New York, this hand-cranked churn could hold up to 20 gallons of cream. It belonged to the Linebarger family who lived in the Hindsville area (Madison County). The Linebargers moved to Arkansas from North Carolina in 1871.

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