Early days in Cherokee, Clay and Graham Counties in North Carolina, are recalled in this new 60-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: CHEROKEE -- Murphy (county seat), Andrews, and Marble; CLAY -- Hayesville (county seat), and Brasstown; GRAHAM -- Robbinsville (county seat), Fontana Dam and Tapoco. Among the many subjects included are: Geological and Physical features, such as Lake Hiwassee, Nantahala National Forest, the Tusquitee Range and the Unicoi Mountains; Hiwassee Dam and Fontana Dam; Schools and Churches; Remoteness; Climate; Indians; Old Ft. Butler; the Church of God's Field of the Woods assembly ground; Schools, including the John C. Campbell Folk School and Hicks Academy; Churches; Early settlers; the Peachtree Indian Mound; Dr. George W. Truett, Robert Henry and other notable natives; J.V.A Moore; Desoto's visit in 1540; Agriculture, Logging and Industry; Clay's Centennial Celebration in 1961; Where some area names came from; a land scramble, last battle of the Civil War, Snowbird Indians, the mystery of Burnt Rock Ridge, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering many historical notes and sightseeing possibilities.
Cherokee Clay and Graham Counties, NC
Sources: History of Cherokee County North Carolina / History of Clay County North Carolina / History of Graham County North Carolina / Historical Sketches of North Carolina
Authors: John Hill Wheeler, et al
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Original Publisher: The Arkansaw Traveler Publishing Co.
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