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Avery County (Images of America: North Carolina)
Established in 1911, Avery County is the youngest North Carolina county. Despite its recent formation, Avery has an intriguing history and rich Appalachian culture. Over the years, photographers have been eager to capture Grandfather Mountain, majestic Linville Falls, church groups, families, mighty steam engines, and many other diverse aspects of mountain culture. James L ...more
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I've been looking forward to this book so much ~ maybe I expected too much from it. I was eager to see photos of the area from the days my family lived there. What I got was a scrapbook for a very few families in the area. I can't believe that finding a wider range of historic photos of the area was that difficult. Now I'm wondering if the other books in this series I used to think was awesome are similarly narrow in scope...I just don't recognize the deficiency for the areas I'm unfamiliar with ...more