Images from AC.1097: Jefferson Post Records.
Painting by unknown artist found in AC.214: Camp Catawba and Vera Lachmann Papers.
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 in and worked as a History professor at Appalachian State University from 1966 to 1988. He acted as the director of the Center for Appalachian Studies from 1984 to 1988 and taught classes in Appalachian History.
Image from AC.104: Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force Records.
"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 North Carolina in AC.123: Appalachian Photographs, 1905-1974. Any information regarding Mr. Payne or his engine would much appreciated by those of us here in the collection.
Map from AC.124: Speculation Land Company Records.