Cloyd Decatur Thomas, World War I Veteran

Cloyd Decatur Thomas, World War I Veteran

  Cloyd Decatur Thomas, born 11/21/1894 in Mitchell County, was the son of William Malone Thomas (1871-1945) and Amanda (Thomas) Thomas (1875-1957).  When he registered for the draft in June 1917, Cloyd listed his occupation as farmer and laborer at a clay...
A Tribute to Mrs. Ruby Wiseman Deyton

A Tribute to Mrs. Ruby Wiseman Deyton

A great deal of gratitude is owed to the older generations of local residents who collected artifacts that would otherwise be long gone today. Having pictures of one’s family, significant buildings, or events in the community were and are still treasured possessions....
Armistice Day

Armistice Day

The First World War, which began in Europe in 1914 and was joined by the US in 1917, ended in 1918 with a “cessation of hostilities” or an armistice.  The armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiegne, France, to take effect at the 11thhour of the...
The United Community Bank Ghost

The United Community Bank Ghost

Several Bakersville United Community Bank staff and one customer told a member of the Historical Society that they had seen a ghostly figure on several separate occasions in the lobby and vault area of the bank. Often beginning with: “You may think I’m crazy, but…”...
Getting to the Roan was an Adventure

Getting to the Roan was an Adventure

Before the 1940’s, those who wanted to go to the top of the Roan Mountain from Bakersville had to travel by horse or buggy – or up an old post road for those brave enough with their cars. In 1939, a public road was constructed from Bakersville to the top of the...
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