Transylvania County Telephone Directories and More Now Available

Thanks to our partner, Transylvania County Library, 28 telephone directories for Transylvania cities from 1956 to 1997, a program for the county’s centennial celebration, a brochure for Camp Sapphire, and more are now available on our website.

An intriguing piece from this batch is the 1914 Camp Sapphire brochure. The brochure provides a look into what kind of activities were considered fun and available in Brevard, N.C., camp life, and the importance of staying on top of education during the summer months. One fascinating piece of information about camp life is that students could smoke as long as they had permission from their parents and could bring their own shot guns for trap shooting. Thankfully, the students had to deposit the guns with camp directors for safe keeping. 

A group of boys in hats standing together before going on a hike. The caption under the photo reads: off for a hike.

To learn more about the Transylvania Public Library, please visit their website.

To view more city directories, please visit our North Carolina City Directories Collection.

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