Nestled in the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, is the county of Rockingham. The county is also known as “North Carolina’s North Star.” Created on December 29, 1785 from Guilford County, it was named after Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, the British Prime Minister from 1765 and again in 1782. […]
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Vivid photographs and account of tobacco sharecroppers lives in North Carolina!
The following photographs are from WPA INTERVIEWs – a Federal Writers’ Project in the 1930s in North Carolina. The comments with the pictures are the actual words of the people photographed and the person taking pictures and interviewing the people. “My husband patched ’em up loose on purpose,” said Mrs. Riddle, “so if we move […]
Beautiful Appalachian mountains – see rare photographs & 1940 film of the people
The Appalachian Mountains stretch from Belle Isle in Canada to Cheaha Mountain in the U.S. state of Alabama. The cultural region of Appalachia typically refers only to the central and southern portions of the range. Since its recognition as a distinctive region in the late 19th century, Appalachia has been a source of enduring myths […]