1950 Pitman Reunion on Hawkins Branch

1950 Pitman Reunion on Hawkins Branch

Summer is the time for family reunions!  This photo shows a reunion held in the Summer of 1950 at the home of Adam and Kate Pitman on Hawkins Branch Road.  Those gathered are the descendants of Gilbert and Mary Turbyfill Pitman. Gilbert Pitman was one of the 13 men...
Mitchell County’s World War I Deaths

Mitchell County’s World War I Deaths

Mitchell County was fortunate to have lost only four soldiers in what has been called the “Great War” or the “War to End All Wars.” However, the memory of those four young men is a reminder of the tragic loss of life suffered across the state and nation. It also...
The Man Behind Spruce Pine’s Logo

The Man Behind Spruce Pine’s Logo

Jim Jones had no idea that the photograph which appeared on the front page of the December 26, 1946 Tri-County Newswould later become the iconic symbol for the Town of Spruce Pine. The tree graced the yard of the English Inn, and Mrs. Isaac English encouraged that it...
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