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9781469638331_UIPDF.pdf
No region has undergone more dramatic changes in the last century than Western North Carolina. Published in 1973, Western North Carolina Since the Civil War takes a look at mountain people in Western North Carolina and their uniquely structured…

231_IsaacSansburyDiary_1864_A.pdf
The diary includes a series of short entries where Sansbury simply wrote down the names of one or two places. The diary ends with a memoranda and a list of people's names.

111_tape467_JFParker_transcript_A.pdf
J.F. Parker talks about his experience as a teacher with the mountain people living in Old Fort. Although he had never finished high school, he got a job as a teacher. He said: "He was going to send me on to teach school whether I knew anything or…

111_tape300_ElizabethDotterer_transcript_A.pdf
Elizabeth Dotterer talks about growing up in Hot Springs, North Carolina, where many tourists would come and stay over the summer. She explains: "It was the type of tourism we no longer have. You spent the entire summer." After the outbreak of WWII…

111_tape70_LeliaWatson_1973_06_09M001.pdf
Lelia Watson was born in Taylorsville, North Carolina on February 10, 1883.

Ms. Watson talks about growing up on a farm. She also discusses the Great Depression and the lifestyle changes it brought. She then recollects memories from her childhood…

111_tape50_IraDonaldShull_1973_03_27M001.pdf
Ira Shull was born November 8, 1892 in Valle Crucis, North Carolina on a farm where he grew up. During his young adult life, he moved out west to the Washington area, specifically Spokane where he worked on a ranch. Mr. Shull had a hand in bringing…

113_LastFierceCharge_Sheet_05.pdf
One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in black ink and pencil on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There are numerous tears of varying severity along the edges of the document. There are…

113_LastFierceCharge_Sheet_04.pdf
One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in black ink on both sides. The document is in good physical conditions. The document was removed from a bound volume. There is moderate fraying along the right edge. The document was laminated. There…

113_LastFierceCharge_Sheet_03.pdf
One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten on the front side in carbon and on the reverse side in pencil. The document is in good physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. There is moderate fraying along the left edge.…

113_LastFierceCharge_Sheet_02.pdf
One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in pencil on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. There is a handwritten check mark in the lower right corner.

113_LastFierceCharge_Sheet_01.pdf
One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in black ink on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. A separate parital leaf containing the last line of music notes was glued to the bottom of the…

113_HomespunDress_ocr.pdf
One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper right corner and the lower corners were folded into the laminate. There is a moderate tear at the right upper edge. There is…

Letter_nd_27.pdf
This letter, from Mary E. Daniel to her grandmother, uncle and aunt, discusses the consequences of the Civil War on her daily life. The letter asks for news from various members of her family.

Letter_nd_26.pdf
This letter from Emory Kirby to his father, Joel, discusses recent developments in Greenbrier and surrounding counties after Morgan’s Raid in Ohio. Emory Kirby says that he does not believe that the war will end any time soon, and that the reports…

letter_10_27_1869.pdf
This is a letter from Emory Kirby to his sister Nan. Emory talks about how his recent bout of measles has prevented him from rejoining the cavalry he is a part of, and he details several positions and occurrences in his area during the Civil War.

Letter_04_12_1864.pdf
This is a letter from Hansford Eller to his parents, Luke and Sarah Eller. Hansford says that he has heard from his brother Aswell, and that he is fine. There is also mention of an attack planned on a town once a gunboat comes to the area, however,…

Letter_02_11_1863.pdf
This is a letter from Hansford Eller to Luke Eller, his father. Hansford is serving in the Confederate Army and has been away from home for some time, and is hoping to come back soon. His grandmother, he says, has grim outlooks on both the war and…

Letter_02_10_1863.pdf
This is a letter from Hansford Eller to his father, Luke Eller. Hansford informs his father of the goings on in their area during the Civil War and tells him about his income.

Letter_01_22_1864.pdf
This is a letter from Hansford Eller to his parents. Hansford informs them of his arrival at camp and what he did when he got there, which he says is nothing.

Letter_01_10_1863.pdf
This is a letter from Aswell Eller to Luke Eller, his father. Aswell mentions Hansford’s swapping of his mare for another horse and details several letters he has received recently.

Letter_12_25_1862.pdf
This is a letter from Hansford Eller to Luke Eller. In this letter, Hansford tells his parents what he got his brother Aswell for Christmas and when he plans to come home. He ends the letter with a song he has copied down.

Letter_9_17_1861.pdf
This is a letter from Emory Kirby to his father Joel Kirby. Emory tells his father about the Civil War news he has, and he mentions the home they are staying in.

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 grew up…

early_earp_collection111_#249_8.22.74.pdf
Early E. Earp was born on July 31, 1881 in the Vilas community and Bairds Creek community of Watauga County to Lewis Calloway Earp (b. June 5, 1844 – d. November 11, 1919) and Rebecca Williams Earp (b. May 16, 1861 – d. March 27, 1937). They were…
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