CRANKING A MODEL T FORD

CRANKING A MODEL T FORD

Ford Motor Company produced 15 million Model T automobiles from October 1, 1908 through May 26, 1927.  They were sometimes referred to as “Tin Lizzies” or a “flivvers.”  Ford Model T’s relied on a removable hand crank in the front of the vehicle until 1920, when the...
Scan Day This Saturday, February 18, in Spruce Pine

Scan Day This Saturday, February 18, in Spruce Pine

The Mitchell County Historical Society (MCHS) is dedicated to collecting, preserving, protecting and publicly displaying materials that are historically significant for the county. To do this, we need your help, and we have scheduled our second scan day for this...
Cleaning the Circles on the Roan

Cleaning the Circles on the Roan

Area residents were once responsible for clearing the “circles” on Roan Mountain. In this picture, from the late 1940’s, is from left to right, Charlie Renfro, Fred Fullbright, Dallas Renfro, Bill Renfro, Rob Frye, Rex Wilson, Ed Davis, Paul Renfro,...
1929 Spruce Pine Boy Scouts Go To Washington

1929 Spruce Pine Boy Scouts Go To Washington

The Spruce Pine Boy Scouts of America Troop No. 1 traveled to Washington, D.C. August 8, 1929, posing for this photo. Front row (L-R): William Zeb Buchanan, Jr., Brown Hughes Burleson, James Phillip Young, John Dallas Swann, Albert Lee Canipe, James Carter Phillips,...
Save Our Mitchell County Heritage

Save Our Mitchell County Heritage

The Mitchell County Historical Society (MCHS) is dedicated to collecting, preserving, protecting and publicly displaying materials that are historically significant for the county. To do this, we need your help, and we have scheduled 2 days in February where you can...
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