Artifact of the Month
Dutch Mill Wine Bottle
Donated by Scott Test
Ben H. Van Gundy (1893-1964) was a farmer and sometimes winemaker who lived in southeast Washington County with his wife Velma (ca. 1890-1962), and mother-in-law Hattie Horr. Ben and Velma were natives of Kansas who moved to Arkansas sometime in the early 1900s. The Van Gundys lived at Hazel Valley for a time, later moving to the Baldwin community east of Fayetteville. They are buried in Reese Cemetery at Sulphur City.
The 1925-26 Washington County Rural Directory and Registry of Farms includes this entry for Ben Van Gundy: