Painting by unknown artist found in AC.214: Camp Catawba and Vera Lachmann Papers.
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 architecturally for its design, as evidenced in A Guide to the Historic Architecture of North Carolina:
"The carefully hewn timbers are of exceptional width and joined tightly with full-dovetailed corner notches so that daubing was unnecessary." (218)
From AC.362: Hartzog Family Papers. Letter on the back is from the son of Wiley G. Hartzog of Watauga County, North Carolina
From an unlabeled newsclipping:
FLEETWOOD HIGH SCHOOL HAD MANY OUTSTANDING GRADUATING CLASSES. Here is the group which graduated in 1921, the members of which many people will know: left to right, Raymond Luther, Earl Johnston and James O. Goodman, teacher; both now deceased. Athel Phillips, Wick Vannoy, Inez Howell, Ethel Moretz, Eugenia Johnston, Ruth Moretz, Hazel Phillips, Mable Blackburn, Lucy Greene, Mae Miller and Gaynell Phillips.
These letters confirm Private Richmond Hayes' hiring of a replacement to serve in Company E of the 58th North Carolina Regiment of Infantry. They acknowledge Hayes' promise to pay sixteen hundred dollars to Harrison Edmindston to serve in his stead. Edminston paid dearly for his gamble, as recorded in North Carolina Troops 1861-1865:
"Edminston, William H., Private
Remember the days of "Put it on my tab"? This was the method of bookkeeping- pencil and a "running tab." Now it's "cash or credit?" "Yes put it on my credit card!"
Image from a store ledger located in AC.836: Stephens Store Records. Stephens Store was located in Creston, North Carolina. Text contributed by Anita Elliott.
Photograph and description from AC.772: Nora Mast Wilson Photograph of John Mast Home, Cove Creek Community, Watauga County, North Carolina, circa 1914.