When the Avery County Historical Society was first formed in 1976, one of its first projects was a book entitled “Avery County Heritage.” This…

Former Avery County resident David Ramseur was awarded the University of North Carolina-Asheville’s highest alumni honor for “extraordinary ac…

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There were two important events in 1930 that were of nationwide importance, and played a large part in Avery County history as well: the Great…

The years of 1928 and 1929 were tumultuous years in United States history. There was a presidential election in November 1928, in which Herber…

News from the area reaching the outside world was sparse in 1926. The Watauga Democrat reported in February that the old Cranberry Inn was des…

Last issue we looked at the years 1923 and 1924 in Avery County. As 1925 dawned, the United States was faced with changing attitudes regarding…

For the past few weeks, we have focused on various years of Avery County history. Last issue was the years of 1921-1922. In this column, we ar…

Avery County celebrated its first decade in February 1921. The town of Newland had grown up out of an old field, literally. In some areas, the…

Happy New Year! We pick up our look at Avery County through the decades in the year 1920. Avery County was just shy of being 10 years old. On …

Like most of the United States, Avery County continued to have its ups and downs over the next two years. Discussion of world events made its …

As we continue our look into Avery County’s past, we are going to concentrate on the year 1916. There was much going on, not only in Avery Cou…

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