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A “Shadow” Mystery

I bought this silhouette of an unknown gentleman many years ago. It’s pasted onto what is known as a trade card. Trade cards were often distributed by businesses, in this … Continue reading

June 13, 2018 · 2 Comments

Wondering on the Wrong Road

When I began collecting postcards I was tantalized with views of Point Lookout. Every time I drove up or down Old Fort Mountain I wondered “Where was Point Lookout’? After … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

Program: “Confederate Monuments in the Jim Crow South”  with Karen L. Cox, History Professor UNC Charlotte

Saturday May 19, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:30 Karen L. Cox Program Title: “Confederate Monuments in the Jim Crow South” Author of Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Announcing the Fairview Community History Project: It Has Begun!

Announcing the 2018 Fairview Community History Project Can anyone tell us if that is Cedar Mountain? Do you remember Fairview 20, 50 or even 70 years ago? Will you tell … Continue reading

May 2, 2018 · 4 Comments

“A Dollar in the Bank is Worth Two in the Pocket” (so they say……)

Uncommon and unusual objects sing an irresistible siren’s song to me (much to my bank account’s dismay). I just can’t stop myself when I find a listing for an Asheville … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Event: “The Early Days of Coxe Avenue” with Rich Mathews

Title: “The Early Days of Coxe Avenue” Rich Mathews Wednesday April 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium on lower level. This event is free and … Continue reading

April 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Glen Inglis Defunct City Ghost Town Buncombe County North Carolina Postcard 1908

I love an intriguing, if not hyperbolic description of an item on eBay like the one I stumbled on the other day.  I couldn’t resist the allure of a “ghost … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Professor J.H. Michael’s Early Work to Further the Education of Black Teachers–Asheville 1915-1921

John Henry Michael was born in Alabama in 1867. He was the son of Robert Lee and Martha Michael. J.H. Michael graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and from … Continue reading

April 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jimmie’s Waffle Shop

Mention Paradise Chinese Restaurant, The Hot Shot, or The Silver Dollar and folks of a certain age (including yours truly) can wax eloquent on southern-fried chicken at the Paradise or … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

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