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    • 5 New Hydro-Electric Projects Planned for Nantahala Section

    • Hydroelectric power plants -- North Carolina -- Swain County;
    • The August 13, 1929 issue of 'The Ruralite' (Sylva, N.C.), headlined this article entitled '5 New Hydro-Electric Projects Planned for Nantahala Section'� that detailed plans for five new hydroelectric projects on the Little Tennessee River, the...
    •  Alarka School

    • Schools -- North Carolina -- Swain County; Alarka School (Swain County, N.C.)
    • This photograph shows the new school building in Alarka, North Carolina, a community in Swain County, N.C. The decision to build a new school in Alarka provided the opportunity to consolidate smaller schools into the new structure through the use...
    • Almond High

    • Almond (N.C.); Schools -- North Carolina -- Swain County; Almond High School (Almond, N.C.)
    • A handwritten caption at the bottom of this photograph identifies it as the 'Almond High'� school building in Swain County, North Carolina. The brick high school building had been completed in the Almond, N.C., community in the mid-1920s. ...
    • Almond High

    • Almond (N.C.); Schools -- North Carolina -- Swain County; Almond High School (Almond, N.C.)
    • A handwritten caption at the bottom of this photograph identifies it as the 'Almond High'� school building in Swain County, North Carolina. The building was completed in the Almond, N.C., community in the mid-1920s and, with the improvement of...
    • Armour Leather Co. Buys Interest in Tannery

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works;
    • In 1901 C.J. Harris, a prominent industrialist in Jackson County, N.C., started the Harris Tannery in Sylva, N.C. The report by J.S. Holmes entitled Forest Conditions in Western North Carolina (Edwards and Broughton Printing Company, 1911) noted...
    •  Asheville, North Carolina aerial view

    • Asheville (N.C.)
    • This aerial view of Asheville, North Carolina in the late 1920s, attributed to George Masa (1881-1931), emphasizes the city's growth in the 1910s and 1920s, and also the impact of the automobile on the city's development. Throughout the period,...
    • Asheville, North Carolina, Main Thoroughfares

    • Asheville (N.C.) -- Maps; North Carolina -- Maps;
    • The booklet by John Nolen titled 'Asheville City Plan: MCMXXII' (Asheville, North Carolina: s.n., 1925) contains map of the 'Main Thoroughfares'� of Asheville, North Carolina. The full credit line reads, 'Asheville, North Carolina. Map of City...
    • Balsam Gap

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works
    • This picture of 'Balsam Gap' is from the booklet 'Woman's Christian Temperance Union Southern Assembly and School of Methods, Waynesville, N.C., 1892' (Philadelphia, Penn: Levytype Co., 1892). However, there is a different caption in the lower...
    • Balsam Inn, Balsam, N.C.

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works;
    • This fold-out postcard for the Balsam Inn, built in 1905 - 1908, in the community of Balsam, N.C., contained multiple views of the inn and extended descriptions. The hotel was situated near the depot of the Murphy Branch of Southern Railway, a...
    • Balsam Inn, Balsam, N.C.

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works;
    • This image from a multiple-view postcard advertising the Balsam Inn's 1909 season depicted the Balsam, N.C., railroad depot along the Murphy Branch of the Southern Railway, located near the border between Jackson County and Haywood County, North...
    • Band Mill, of Graham Co. Lbr. Co., Andrews, N.C.

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works;
    • In its February 19, 1915, issue, the Jackson County Journal (Sylva, N.C.), ran an article entitled 'New Enterprise at Andrews' which described the formation of the Graham County Lumber Company in Andrew, N.C. According to the Journal, the company...
    • Beauties of the Swannanoa

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works
    • This postcard view entitled 'Beauties of the Swannanoa' was published by T.H. Lindsey of Asheville, N.C., and shows the Swannanoa River on its course through Buncombe County, N.C., to meet with the French Broad River at Asheville, N.C. On the left...
    • Bemis Firm to Top Lumber Belt

    • Railroads -- North Carolina; Lumber trade -- North Carolina; Bemis Lumber Company
    • An article from the January 24, 1928 issue of 'The Ruralite' (Sylva, N.C.) entitled 'Bemis Firm to Top Lumber Belt'� indicated that the Bemis Lumber Company, under its subsidiary operation of the Graham County Railway, planned an extension of its...
    • Biltmore, N.C., All Souls Church

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works;
    • All Souls Church, pictured in this postcard cancelled in 1909, became a prominent landmark in Biltmore. In this close-up view, the street sign in front of the church, to the left of center, reads 'Angle Street.'
    • Black Rock from Sylva, N.C.

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works;
    • Black Rock, a well-known peak of the Plott Balsam range in western North Carolina, rises to an elevation of 5,810 feet. This postcard vista was taken near Sylva, N.C., and was postmarked July 27, 1914. Black Rock's elevation exceeds that of...
    • Bridge at Bushnell, Murphy R.R.

    • Appalachian Mountains -- Pictorial works
    • This postcard, published by T.H. Lindsey of Asheville, N.C., features the 'Bridge at Bushnell, Murphy R.R. 891.' A general heading of Lindsey's postcards appears on the left side of the image, and reads 'Views of Western North Carolina.' This...

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