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Early 20th-Century Brevard Newspaper Online

The Sylvan Valley News from 1900-1911 is now available online through the North Carolina Newspapers project. The paper was published in Brevard and contains news from all over Transylvania County as well as updates from the “mountain metropolis” of Asheville.

Looking through the paper one gets a first-hand glimpse into the struggles and excitement of a small town emerging into the twentieth century.  Issues of civic improvement are often at the forefront as the citizens of Brevard make the case for pressing issues such as the addition of sidewalks and electric lights to their town.
The Sylvan Valley News was nominated for digitization by the Transylvania County Library.  More issues of this paper, including its successor, the Brevard News, will be published online this winter.

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