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Breathing life into history at West Carroll Middle School

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 1:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 13, 2017 5:46 p.m. CDT
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(Craig Lang/clang@prairieadvocate.com)
Nikki Honchell portrays Neta Snook on Saturday at the Owen P. Miles Museum in Mount Carroll. Snook became most famous as the female aviator who taught Amelia Earhart how to fly. Snook was born in 1896 in Mount Carroll. The "wax museum" display by West Carroll Middle School students drew much interest.
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(Craig Lang/clang@prairieadvocate.com)
Hailey Yenney of West Carroll Middle School portrays Caroline Mark at the Owen P. Miles Museum on Saturday during one of the events for Mount Carroll's sesquicentennial celebration. The museum gave tours in the afternoon and used students as characters in their "wax museum" displays. Caroline Mark and her husband, James, were wealthy longtime residents of Mount Carroll. The historic retirement home, Caroline Mark Home, in Mount Carroll was built in 1906 through an endowment made in Mark's estate.

Students at West Carroll Middle School were displayed at a "wax museum" Saturday at Owen P. Miles Museum in Mount Carroll. It was one of many events scheduled throughout the year for Mount Carroll's sesquicentennial celebration. The museum gave tours in the afternoon and used students as characters in their "wax museum" displays.

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