The Height of Fashion

The Height of Fashion

Young ladies have always enjoyed dressing in their finest when they go out with friends.  Hats may not be the height of fashion these days, but they were just that a century or so ago!  Also stylish were the high-necked, long-sleeved white shirtwaists (blouses) three...
Andrew Wilkerson Sullins – Early Mitchell Settler

Andrew Wilkerson Sullins – Early Mitchell Settler

A.W. Sullins, born 1825 in Rutherford County, NC, was the son of Jesse and Catherine Eaves Sullins.  He married Susan Harmon, and they had 4 children prior to her death about 1860.  Leaving the children with their maternal grandparents, Sullins moved to Mitchell...
Buladean Graduates

Buladean Graduates

Notes accompanying this photo identify the first graduating class from a school sponsored by the Buladean Presbyterian Church, which was organized by the Holston Presbytery in 1922.  There was no date with the photo; however, Churches of the Mayland Fellowship record...
A Tribute to David Earl King

A Tribute to David Earl King

  David was born in 1910 at Valley, NC, near the Yellow Mountain Road, now Avery County, to Franklin and Elizabeth Perry King. The family moved to Bakersville when David was a child and he lived the remainder of his life in a house off Hwy 261 just outside the town....
The Musical Ledford Family of Glen Ayre

The Musical Ledford Family of Glen Ayre

Mitchell County has produced many fine musicians, especially those playing traditional Appalachian music and Bluegrass.  One family with its share and more of talented musicians was the Ledford family of Glen Ayre.  The father of this musical family was A.W. (Amos...
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