Hall’s 7 Acres in Newfound: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

Map of the Newfound Community from a 1966 Newfound Community Club Scrapbook, MS306.001 pp 02. Throughout the year as I’ve continued to work on this series and it has gained traction and popularity, hints and suggestions as to what I should write about have come in from various sources. It has been a tremendous undertaking, … Continue reading Hall’s 7 Acres in Newfound: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities

The Emporium Department Store Fire, July 25, 1923.

The Emporium Department Store Fire The current photo exhibit in Pack Memorial Library’s North Carolina Room pictures some of the city’s most noteworthy fires. Among them is the Emporium Department Store fire of July 25, 1923. The Emporium fire was, according to a later, undated Asheville Citizen article, “one of the most spectacular if not … Continue reading The Emporium Department Store Fire, July 25, 1923.

Do you know (or remember) what a Fire Alarm Box is?

THE NORTH CAROLINA ROOM HAS ONE ON DISPLAY. WE MIGHT EVEN LET YOU PULL THE ALARM AND HEAR IT RING! When it was not common for people to have telephones in their homes, if your house caught on fire, you would run to the nearest fire alarm box and pull the handle. Using electric impulses, … Continue reading Do you know (or remember) what a Fire Alarm Box is?