Who was Walter H. Page? Did you ever wonder who Page Avenue was named for? E.W. Grove named the street in his downtown development for the publisher, writer and ambassador to Great Britain during World War I, Walter Hines Page. Page was born at what is now Cary, NC in 1855. He was one of the … Continue reading Walter H. Page and His Christmas Letter To His Grandson
Dear Santa Claus. how are you By this time am Just six years old and I am sick now But I think I will be well By Christmas and I want you to Bring Me some oranges candy and fire crackers billy goat and too mules and lots of things good By fir this time. Linard … Continue reading What Asheville Children Asked For From Santa in 1909
Happy Holidays from the staff of the North Carolina Room.
Currently on view in the entrance case at Pack Memorial Library you will discover a variety of vintage Christmas cards from individuals and businesses in Asheville. On view on the lower level is a recently acquired photo album made by photographer William Barnhill as a Christmas gift to his sister Laura Barnhill who was visiting with him in … Continue reading Christmas Cards from Asheville’s Past