Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Voices of the Valley has been a labor of love celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Mitchell County; its people, places, and stories. It was made it as close to home as possible with a local author, a graphic designer from Banner Elk, which was in Mitchell County 150 years ago, a group of local professional and amateur photographers, and a team of local researchers and editors who have gathered photographs from one end of the county to the other and spent countless hours matching stories with images. This coffee table-style book tells the story of Mitchell County in a personal manner. It is a history of the past 150 years, beginning at the start of the Civil War and leading to the present day, but is written to bring places, events and people alive for the reader, not just share the facts and figures. The Mitchell County Historical Society is featuring a special price for this book and proceeds go their preservation efforts of the history and heritage of this special county.