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Carl Ross Papers
Sep 11, 2014

Carl Augustus Ross, Jr. (1931-1988) was born in Spring Place, Georgia to Carl and Rosa Smith Ross. Ross received his Ph.D. from University of Georgia ...

Snapshot: The Birchfields of Roan Mountain
Aug 28, 2014

Bill Birchfield (top) and his father, Joe Birchfield (bottom), members of one of the preeminent families in the history of Appalachian string band mus...

Modest Lamplighter
Aug 21, 2014

The continued story of Appalachia remains firmly connected to the history of the growth and evolution of rural America. From generation to generation,...

Snapshot: Who Owns Watauga's Land?
Aug 6, 2014

Image from AC.104: Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force Records....

Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force Records
Aug 1, 2014

The Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force initiated the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey in Fall 1978 to examine land ownership patterns, particularl...

Snapshot: Mr. Payne's Steam Engine
Jul 30, 2014

"Mr. Payne and Steam Engine"- Mr. Payne and the location of his engine are a mystery. The photographs are filed with other images from northwestern No...

Speculation Land Company Records
Jul 10, 2014

New York-based speculator Tench Coxe (1755-1824) came into possession of 400,000 acres of land in North Carolina following the Revolutionary War, much...

Snapshot: Speculation Land Company Records
Jun 12, 2014

Map from AC.124: Speculation Land Company Records....

The Gragg House
May 28, 2014

According to local memory the Gragg House was constructed some time in the mid-19th Century by Burton and Finley Gragg. The house is notable architect...

Whooping Cough
May 7, 2014

From AC.362: Hartzog Family Papers. Letter on the back is from the son of Wiley G. Hartzog of Watauga County, North Carolina...