Artifact of the Month

Woodcarving by Roy Harris
Donated by Kenneth Wickham

Born near Cassville, Missouri, Roy Harris (1893–1977) started carving in 1959 at the age of 65. He specialized in farm-related miniatures and exhibited at the War Eagle Craft Fair (Benton County) for several years.

In 1964 he and his wife moved to Frost's High Sky Inn, an old tourist court between Springdale and War Eagle. Due to failing eyesight he stopped whittling around 1970.

The donor of the carving, Kenneth Wickham, burned the words "Arkansas War Eagle" and "1966" (not visible in the photo) on the piece.

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