Work Life

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Photo Credit: James Roberts, Skyland Hotel Cook, 1930
Courtesy of the Baker Barber Collection

Work Life

Vegetables for the Tailgate Market

Alma Logan Avery sold vegetables she grew on her farm in Lake Lure at the Tailgate market. https://www.blueridgenow.com/article/NC/20040705/News/606053642/HT ...
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An Early Volunteer Fire Fighter in Bat Cave

Although he never learned to read and write, Oscar Avery was proficient in the skills CPR, first aid, and other ...
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Hendersonville’s First Black Fire Fighter

Terry Smith joined the fire department in 1985. https://wlos.com/news/local/first-african-american-hendersonville-firefighter-continues-serving-the-community ...
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Black Bottom’s Residents

Donald R. “Donnie” Parks, Hendersonville’s First African-American Chief of Police. Black Bottom The real estate bounded by Kanuga, Barnwell and ...
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James Pilgrim

James Pilgrim was a nationally prominent funeral director who raised Senator Cory Booker’s father in Hendersonville. James Pilgrim was born ...
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Johnny A. Young

Johnny Young owned a concrete finishing business. His projects included the sidewalks of Downtown Hendersonville, Carolina Village and Four Seasons ...
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Sandra Suber of Lanodell’s Hat Shop

Mrs. Sandra Suber provided the community with beautiful hats from her shop in Mills River. https://theurbannews.com/our-town/2017/my-story-my-journey/ ...
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Kathleen Featherstone Williams

Kathleen Featherstone Williams is a member of the Featherstone Clan and a native of Asheville, N.C. She was born on November ...
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Alma Avery Interview

Alma Avery shares her experiences growing up in poverty and then later working in a box factory in Henderson County ...
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Mr. Walter Allman, The Gentleman Custodian

The Henderson County Education Foundation inducted eight honorees into the Education Foundation Hall of Fame on April 26, 2007, at ...
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