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“Found People of Asheville,” Part 2: Robert Evans “Buba” and Demitra Fortune McMorris

Robert Evans “Buba” and Demetra Fortune McMorris Robert McMorris was born in 1909 in Newberry, South Carolina. He was educated through the fifth grade and first worked in construction and … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

Event: A Local Artist’s Lifetime of Work Gets Digitized By an Digital Historian

Saturday September 15, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:30 An Artist’s Work Gets Digitized With Art Historian and Digital Archivist Erin Dickey & Local Artist Connie Bostic Pack Memorial Library, Lord … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Found People of Asheville: Emily Jones–Asheville’s Flower Lady

  Emily Racy Tabor Jones was born in Asheville in 1893 to Larkin and Fannie Tabor. She married Manley Eugene Jones in 1921 at the age of 19. They used … Continue reading

September 4, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Tale of Big Boy

In mid-June of 1939 a yellow-trimmed, red trailer home equipped with air conditioning, 2 sound systems, and electric lights rolled into downtown Asheville. Emblazoned on the sides of the trailer … Continue reading

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Grassy Balds of the Southern Highlands: Program

The Southern Appalachian Grassy Balds Amy Duernberger Author and hiker and researcher Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level All events are … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Grassy Balds of the Southern Highlands: Program

The Southern Appalachian Grassy Balds Amy Duernberger Author and hiker and researcher Wednesday August 29, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium, lower level All events are … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

 Why I give items to Pack Library’s NC Room

Last week we received this email that Catherine O’Shea wrote to her Westall cousins and copied to the North Carolina Room. “We are indebted to one of our Wiley cousins … Continue reading

August 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Tale of Goode’s Drugstore

  This image of Goode’s Drug store grabbed my attention on eBay one morning.  I pride myself on my visual memory for postcard images, but I always double check the … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Metropolitan Tabernacle Mystery

On a recent morning I was sorting postcards to sell from my collection. I came upon a card that mystified me. Truth be told, many a postcard makes me wonder … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 4 Comments

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