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Buffalo Island: Cotton Scales

As told by Buffalo Island Central EAST Students
Buffalo Island, Arkansas

Story Narrative:

With commentary from locals Rudy and Doodle, this video shows how cotton was weighed for payment in a sack. It features different versions of "P"s on display in the Buffalo Island Museum in Arkansas. #TheWayWeWorked #twww #agriculture #industry #Arkansas #StoriesYES #storytelling #students #youth #historicobject

This story is connected to Buffalo Island Central EAST's online story map From Swamp to Farmland and interactive exhibits at the Buffalo Island Museum, which both trace the the history of agriculture in the area. Either click on the video to watch it or follow the instructions below to make it magically come to life like it does in the Museum by scanning this image in the HP Reveal app.

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