Digital Watauga Project

The Digital Watauga Project is a collaborative effort between the Watauga County Historical Society and the Watauga County Public Library to preserve and display the High Country's archival memory.

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Winebarger Grist Mill Near Boone, NC, Postcard


This late 1970s or early 1980s postcard shows a view of the Winebarger Grist Mill located near Meat Camp, NC, in a photo by Larry Harwell. The…

World's Largest Wind Driven Generator, Boone, NC, Postcard


1970s-era postcard showing an aerial view of the US Department of Energy's windmill generator atop Howard's Knob. The windmill was installed in early…

Presentation of Car to Winner with Alfred Adams, 1953


This image shows a brand new car being awarded to Mrs. Lou Hopkins by the Boone Merchants Assocation on January 16, 1953. An article featuring a…