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9781469638393_UIPDF.pdf
Published in 1983, Recollections of the Catawba Valley is a selection of family stories, local history, and mountain folklore chosen by Alexander Mull and Gordon Boger who were longtime citizens of the valley. The Mull family was one of the…

9781469636542_UIPDF.pdf
Written in 1986, Bettie Sellers's book of poems speaks for ordinary women whose lives have been confronted with unfortunate circumstances. Writing in a narrative and lyrical style, Sellers brings life to new stories and songs based on the downtrodden…

9781469638423_UIPDF.pdf
An almanac of stories on the microcosm of the Appalachian region during a period of transition, this book was published in 1975. Written to showcase the stories and folklore passed on in the mountains, the tales chosen are typical of the nineteenth…

107_01_CWilIntro_M.pdf
A memoir of Cratis' life after he moved to Boone and began teaching at Appalachian State. He was very interested in mountain speech, music, and heritage, and taught English, speech, and dramatics. He eventually became an influential administrator of…

edd_blackburn_reflects_on_todd_and_ashe_county.mp3
Edward Eugene Blackburn was born on August 29, 1893 to Alex (b. 1852 – d. June 1, 1926) and Rhoda Howell Blackburn (b. February 12, 1856 – d. December 6, 1934). He was married to Ollie Clawson Blackburn (b. July 29, 1893 – d. June 1985). He…

bill_brinkley_audio_buckeye_luck_charm.mp3
Bill Carroll Brinkley was born on July 27, 1917 in Elk Park in Avery County to David Brinkley (b. July 24, 1879 – January 1971) who was from Grassy Creek near Spruce Pine, North Carolina and Carroll Ivey Brinkley who was from Chester, South…