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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...

Belk-Broome Store in Spruce Pine

Belk-Broome Store in Spruce Pine

The Belk store was a large part of the Spruce Pine community for nearly 75 years. Initially opening in 1928 in a building next to today’s Dellinger’s Christian Book Store, it was operated like many other Belk enterprises: the Charlotte-based company joined with...

Bakersville Cafes

Bakersville Cafes

Bakersville has had a fair share of eating establishments over the years. The first were probably the dining rooms of the two hotels in town. Among standalones in the 1940’s was Mike White’s Café, located where the Bakersville Town Hall is today. Wash Sparks’ Café was...

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...

Miss Helen McBee, Gem of Mitchell County

Miss Helen McBee, Gem of Mitchell County

Helen Elizabeth McBee (1909-2005) was born in Los Angeles, CA, daughter of Attorney John C. and Margaret Chambers McBee.  Her father, a Mitchell County native, practiced law for over 50 years; the Mitchell County Historical Society’s museum is currently housed in her...

Scotty and Lulu Bell Wiseman & The Carolina Barn Dance

Scotty and Lulu Bell Wiseman & The Carolina Barn Dance

From September 1949, to November 1954, the Carolina Barn Dance was broadcast from coast to coast on the Liberty Broadcasting System. The program originated at the Carolina Theatre on Lower Street in Spruce Pine and was sent to the network’s Texas studios over a...

DOC GOUGE, BELOVED MITCHELL COUNTY PHYSICIAN

DOC GOUGE, BELOVED MITCHELL COUNTY PHYSICIAN

Born in 1892, Arthur Edward Gouge was the son of William and Minerva Sparks Gouge. His father was determined his son become a doctor, a daunting aspiration in those days, but through his own and his family’s hard work, A.E. Gouge graduated Bowman Academy in...

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