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History Alley Takes Neosho Back in Time

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Just off the square, down "History Alley," the Newton County Historical Society took people back in time.

The annual event coincides with the Neosho Fall Festival, but stands alone with its unique displays and demonstrations of pioneer life.

 Dozens of artisans showed off their skills crafting instruments, old-fashioned tools and souvenirs.

 Kids also got involved, taking part in some of the historical activities.

 Organizer of the event, Deanna Booyer, says that seeing kids take an interest in the past is part of building a solid future.

"I think it's very important to teach our children the way grandma did it, the way great grandma did it, so that they know what life was like then," said Booyer.

The event has been taking place for the past 18 years.

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