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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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