Annie Westall

Annie Westall

In this photo members of the library board show their gratitude to Annie Westall for her long service to Buncombe County libraries. In a ceremony at the Haywood Road Branch Library in 1953, they surprise “Miss Annie” with an engraved watch. Annie Westall, a first cousin of Thomas Wolfe, led campaigns to create two branch libraries, one on Market St and the other in West Asheville. She also dispatched the bookmobile into rural Buncombe County, and served as chairman of the library board for 14 years. L to R: George Myers Stephens, Charles K. Robinson, Anthony Lord, Annie Westall, and George H. Wright.

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