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Eclipsomania: 1932/2017

Eclipsomania is in full force for the eclipsical event  in western North Carolina in August this year.  As the total eclipse makes its way across the continental United States from … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Nothing Could Be Finer Than To Be ………

  When I first saw this embossed postcard manufactured in Europe (ca. 1907-1915),  the tune of “Carolina Morning” popped into my head. Can you sing the first line of the … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ora Street

Several weeks ago I wrote about the Baraca & Philathea convention in Asheville in 1909. Many churches opened their doors to the conventioneers for various meetings. I recognized most of … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

“On the Front Porch” –A New Photograph Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

“On The Front Porch” A porch is a passage into a home. It’s where we comfortably pause before entering as well as when leaving. Porches link the private interior with the … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

July 26 program on Richard Sharp Smith cancelled; to be rescheduled

The North Carolina Room regrets to announce that the program on Richard Sharp Smith scheduled to be held in Lord Auditorium on July 26, 2017, must be postponed to a … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three Mountain Toll Roads

…In November 1912 Motor Age magazine heralded the delights of “an exclusive road for motor cars…nearly all of it at a 3 to 5 percent grade.”  E.W. Grove of St. … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · 3 Comments


The Beech celebration was started in 1884 by Alfred Marion Penland (1833-1898.) He killed a beef and invited the community, who all thought Alfred quite generous since they mostly had … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Baracas & Philatheas

  In June of 1909 Asheville hosted the 13th annual convention of the World Wide Baraca-Philathea Union. Over 1,000 delegates were expected to arrive from many states. According to the … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Event: “Family Feud–The Bitter Battle Between E.W. Grove and Fred Seely for the Grove Park Inn”

Family Feud:  The Bitter Battle Between E.W. Grove and Fred Seely For the Grove Park Inn Speaker: Bruce Johnson Date: Wednesday, June 28th Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Brown Bag Lunch: bring … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

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