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Cedar Money: The adventures of Cedar Cutting along the Buffalo

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Buffalo National River, Toinette Madison will give a historical presentation, “Cedar Money: The Adventures of Cedar Cutting Along the Buffalo River”, in the meeting room of the Newton County Library on Stone Street in Jasper from 5:00-6:00 PM, on Thursday, August 25, 2022.

This event will be sponsored by the Buffalo National River Partners and the Newton County Library and will also be available virtually by contacting for this option.
The many cedars along the Buffalo brought “cedar money” to Newton County in the early 1900’s.

It made for hard work, adventure and colorful stories as the men cut, readied and then transported the cedar along the Buffalo. Toinette Madison retells recorded stories of her family’s adventures during this time and how it came to play a role in her life much later.

Toinette Madison is a sixth generation Newtonian who loves local history and genealogy. She has served as director of the Bradley House and recently moved back to Newton County after a ten year stint as director of The Boone County Heritage Museum.

She currently serves as director of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and the Jasper Advertising and Promotion Commission.

Buffalo National Partners is dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, preservation and protection of the Buffalo National River through volunteer activities, fundraising and educational outreach.

This event at the Newton County Library in Jasper is free and open to the public.

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