Spruce Pine’s Topliff Hotel

Spruce Pine’s Topliff Hotel

The Topliff Hotel was the center of Spruce Pine’s cultural life from 1901 to the late 1940’s. Serving businessmen, tourists, and other visitors, it was a popular destination. The older section of the hotel was one of the first structures built in the current business...
Young Cabin

Young Cabin

Hewn logs and dove-tailed corners identify this cabin as the typical mountain home of the 19th century.  Most cabins were basic 1 or 2 room structures, built off the ground on piers of stacked rock to protect from pests and provide storage or shelter for domestic...
Prized Possessions

Prized Possessions

Just as they are for many of us today, the latest technology gadgets were often prized possessions for folks in the past.   Here is a family so pleased with their new-fangled contraptions they wanted their photograph made with them.  The exact date is not known, but...
1917 Mitchell County Map

1917 Mitchell County Map

This map gives the approximate location of Blood as shown on this Rand McNally New Commercial Atlas Map of North Carolina issued by the State Board of Agriculture 1917.
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