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Bill Norwood Papers

New collections have been making their way to the Western Regional Archives. Here is an example of one of our new treasures! Many folks in Asheville still remember Bill Norwood as Mr. Bill on WLOS channel 13. Norwood hosted several … Continue reading

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Fatherless Children of France

The horrific loss of life that occurred during World War I was unprecedented in Western Civilization up until that time. With “new and improved” artillery, warfare evolved from charges on the battlefield to fighting from trenches. Advances were seldom made … Continue reading

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The Brinegar Cabin: Celebrating Log Cabin Day

The Brinegar Cabin, home place of Martin and Caroline Joines Brinegar, is representative of the isolated self-sufficient existence of mountain families during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The couple married in 1878; he was 21 and she was … Continue reading

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A Few Words on Flag Day

June 14 is set aside to honor and fly the American flag, a symbol of our nation. The date was chosen because 240 years ago in 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes—designed by Betsy Ross of Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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Folkmoot U.S.A. Records Finding Aid Now Available Online

Since its inception in August 2012, the Western Regional Archives has received records from several organizations. One collection with an interesting international flare is the Folkmoot U.S.A. Records. Folkmoot is an international dance festival that is held each summer in … Continue reading

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National Wildflower Week

  The first week in May is set aside as National Wildflower Week, a time to draw attention to these floral treasures and to help preserve and propagate them. Many species are threatened by loss of habitat, development, and invasive … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Wondered What It’s Like to be a Volunteer at the Western Regional Archives? By Dawn Robuck

A lot of fun! Laid-back! Interesting! Those are the first three thoughts that popped into my mind as I looked back over the past months working as a new volunteer. I don’t know what I expected when I went to … Continue reading

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