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HeardTell, the North Carolina Room blog was born on July 7, 2013 at Pack Memorial Library, Asheville, North Carolina. HeardTell‘s mother was Susan Toole and she was assisted in the delivery … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

What’s in a Name?

Sometimes, everyone while driving down a street–like Haywood, Charlotte, Merrimon or Patton Avenue, names so common–stops and wonders about the name. “I wonder who Charlotte Street was named for? And … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 2 Comments

This is a Card Catalog

A college student was interning with the North Carolina Room and on her first day we were showing her around. We mentioned that, for history purposes, we’d kept our N.C. … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Whole Lot of History in This Photograph

I was looking through a stack of photographs in the collection we received from the Patton/Parker family after the death of Mary Parker. This photograph intrigued me. The writing on the back of the … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · 6 Comments

1910: Jacksonville (Fla) to Asheville in Only 60 Hours!

Early one Monday morning in September, 1910, news reached Asheville that Mr. Herbert B. Race and his “mechanician” J. E. McCants had arrived safely in Greenville, South Carolina, and were … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

What’s Not in This Photograph?

The photographer only had about 30 days to get the above interesting picture. This is what’s missing. The building above as it appeared in 1909 as the Asheville Library building at 4 Pack … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 1 Comment

Complete series of “Asheville in the 1980s” is now available on YouTube

Throughout this past summer, the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Public Library presented a six-month series exploring “Asheville in the 1980s.”  The series delved into the impetus for, and … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

“The Changing Tide of Parking Needs”

Asheville’s first parking garage was at 11 North Market Street. It was built in 1926 for the Western Carolina Auto Co. Except it was called an Auto Hotel. Historical research … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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