Grazing Sheep in Mitchell County

Grazing Sheep in Mitchell County

Raising sheep has always been difficult in the mountains due to predation by wolves, to begin, and later on, dogs and coyotes.  Through the years some Mitchell County landowners have attempted to bring sheep back to Mitchell County with electric fencing and the...
Cutting Timber

Cutting Timber

Early Appalachia seemed to have limitless timber; settlers in our area were well supplied with wood for fuel and building their homes, and forests provided bountiful food.  The mountains were not easily accessible to logging enterprises, however, nor could the timber...
Wolves at the Door

Wolves at the Door

In the 1930’s Mrs. Amelia Meares Greenlee asked the students in her classroom to collect stories that told of the “pioneer days” in our community – (Spruce Pine and Grassy Creek.) This is one of the stories which was shared. This is a story...
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