Abraham Reynolds was one of the earliest settlers in Western North Carolina. He received land grants totaling some 1525 acres of land in the Bent Creek area in the late 1770’s. My great-great-grandfather John Haskew Reynolds was a grandson of Abraham Reynolds. John Haskew Reynolds (1836-1918) grew up on his father’s farm on North Turkey … Continue reading My Sandy Mush: 52 Weeks, 52 Communities
If you are familiar with early postcards of Western North Carolina, you've probably seen this image before. But which one did you see? There were numerous variations. The photograph is titled "Above the Clouds" (title slightly visible at left lower corner in box) published by Lindsey & Brown, Land of the Sky, Views of WNC, … Continue reading A Very Popular 19th Century Post Card Returns Again!