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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Recently Added Items

Photograph of Rock House


This early photograph features a view of a large rock outcropping with openings in the rock, possibly one of the Rock House dwellings known to have…

Collage of 10 Portraits on Cardboard Stock


This item features ten portraits mounted to cardboard stock. The three on the right are a series of the same man and woman, both wearing more dressy…

Collage of Portraits on Cardboard Mount


This item features six portraits of various people. To the top left are a man and a woman, both wearing hats, in front of a painted backdrop. Below…