A selection of historic issues of the Marion Progress, a weekly paper from Marion, N.C., are now available in the North Carolina Newspapers collection.
There are over 150 issues online, from the years 1916, 1929, and 1940. These years were selected by the McDowell County Public Library
because of their coverage of major events in the county. There were devastating floods in the area in 1916 and 1940 and a major textile strike in 1929.