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More Historic Boone Photographs and Now Ephemera Available Online


Joe C. Minor and William E. Rush collecting quarter folded copies of The Appalachian – 1956

In July 2014, we made available a variety of photographs collected by the nonprofit organization Historic Boone and housed at Watauga County Public Library. We have now added more photographs to the exhibit, including images documenting the 1949 Watauga County Centennial Celebration, photographs of Governor Holshouser, and a selection of photographs by local Boone photographer, Palmer Blair.


Bearded Buddies at the Watauga Centennial – 1949. Photograph by Palmer Blair.


Snow Scene by Palmer Blair. Won 3rd Award at the NCPA Convention

In addition to the photographs, there are also several postcards featuring historic buildings and landscapes in the area as well as several ephemera including: Land of OZ brochure and map, local menus, post office stamps, and publications from local schools and businesses.


Map of the Land of Oz at Beech Mountain in Banner Elk

To learn more about Historic Boone, visit here.

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