Poetry, Artwork, Books, Photographs ... the people of Marion County have long enjoyed a full measure of talent where the arts are concerned. On this page, we will showcase examples of that talent by local artisans (or works by 'honorary locals') pertaining to our county.
Please come back and visit this page periodically, as we will be adding to it often.
DRAWINGS BY FRANCES L. OLIVER
Frances Lorraine Oliver produced the cover art for
Footprints in Marion County for more than 20 years, right up until
her death in October of 2008. Her life was commemorated in the
Fall 2008 Footprints by then-Editor Letha Rose, who wrote:
"Frances had a rare talent and she always wanted to draw for a
newspaper comic strip ... She was proficient in oils, watercolors,
scratch board, and primitive materials. She was Vice-President of
the Society for many years ... Everything Frances was involved in
was a challenge for her and she always worked for the betterment of that project with her whole heart and soul."
On the Earliest Voices site, you can actually hear William Jennings Bryan deliver seven of his speeches. Includes 'Cross of Gold, ' 'Imperialism ,' 'Swollen Fortunes ,' 'Immortality ,' 'Popular Election of Senators ,' 'Mysteries ,' and 'The Trust Question .' Note: if the audio doesn't play immediately, you might need to download a media player. RealPlayer® is free, and can be downloaded here.
Culture | Photos
All quarterlies are available for purchase in digital format, (please use our order form) and some are available as paper copies, although a few of the older paper versions may be in "good, but used" condition.