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What Asheville Children Asked For From Santa in 1909

  Dear Santa Claus. how are you By this time am Just six years old and I am sick now But I think I will be well By Christmas and … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · 3 Comments

HeardTell Blog Hits 100,279 Views!

We did it! The HeardTell blog hit 100,000 views on Monday, December 12, 2016, at 10:09 p.m. Thank you for making it happen! Thanks to our readers. Thanks to our staff … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Exhibit: Folk Art of Southern Appalachia

On exhibit at Pack Memorial Library: “Folk Art of Southern Appalachia.”   “Folk artists thrive in North Carolina, evolving through self-instruction and emulation of the work of others as well as … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Zoe Rhine, Influencing Local History

HeardTell followers will have a surprise when they pick up the Nov. 30, 2016  issue of Mountain Express.  The cover story trumpets the inclusion of the Influential Eight, “some of … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

HeardTell Blog Countdown to 100,000 Views!

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 · 4 Comments

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

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