The Teague family has deep roots in Western North Carolina extending back to the early 1700s to their settlement at King’s Creek in Caldwell County. Mildred Elizabeth “Midge” Teague came from an impoverished family of 11 children, all of whom worked to support those of their siblings who wished to attend college. Mildred went Appalachian State for two years, 1941 and 1942, and shortly thereafter she continued her education in nursing at Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mildred spent much of her life and career in Charlotte yet, upon retirement, moved to the Boone area with her husband William Frank Haigler. During the Second World War “Midge” corresponded with her brother, Horace Greeley “Butch” Teague, who served as a Navy medic in the Pacific Theater and was decorated for bravery under fire at Iwo Jima. A selection of the letters between Greeley and Mildred are held within this collection. Mildred passed away in 1988.