Anna Large Postcard Collection

Title

Anna Large Postcard Collection

Description

This collection features 17 postcards depicting Watauga County, NC, during the 1960s-1970s. These postcards were donated to the Watauga County Historical by Anna Large of Jacksonville, Florida, who found them at a flea market.

Of note within this collection are images of the old Watauga County Courthouse and old Appalachian State University Administration Building, both of which are no longer standing. Downtown Boone, Mystery Hill, Horn in the West, and Blowing Rock Ski Lodge (now Appalachian Ski Mountain) also make appearances in this collection.

Contributor

Anna Large

Rights

Anna Large generously donated these items to the Watauga County Historical Society and the Digital Watauga Project. Any reprinting, redistribution, or other use of these images outside of Digital Watauga requires written permission from the Digital Watauga Project. Contact Digital Watauga directly for additional details.

Collection Items

Horn in the West Postcard #2
This item is an unused postcard with an image from the "Horn in the West" outdoor drama on the front. This outdoor production takes place in Boone, NC. The image shows wearing clothing associated with Indigenous People, standing in a group presumably…

Horn in the West Postcard #1
This item is an unused postcard with an image from the "Horn in the West" outdoor drama on the front. This outdoor production takes place in Boone, NC. The image shows individuals wearing clothing associated with Indigenous People, standing in a…

Julian Price Memorial Park and Lake Postcard
This item is a postcard with an image of Price Lake at Julian Price Memorial Park, located in Blowing Rock, NC, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, on the front. The image appears to have been taken from the bridge next to the lake. A child can be seen…

Howard's Knob View Postcard
This item is an unused postcard with an image of the view of Boone, NC, seen from Howard's Knob. A rock outcropping sits in the forefront of the image with the aerial view of the town seen below. Mountains are visible in the distance. The image was…

Downtown Boone Street Scene Postcard
This item is an unused postcard with an image of King Street in downtown Boone, NC, on the front. The intersection with Depot Street is visible. Cars can be seen traveling down the street as well as parked to the left and right of the street. A long…

Watauga Handcraft Center Postcard
This item is a postcard with a picture of the Watauga Handcraft Center (located in Boone, NC) on the front. The center is a cabin-like building with red accents and two stone chimneys, A sign out front indicates that gifts, weaving classes, and…

Boone Post Office Postcard
This item is an unused color postcard depicting a photograph of the U. S. Post Office in Boone, NC on King Street in Downtown Boone. Steps can be seen leading up to the stone building. A man can be seen walking past a flagpole to the left near a car.…

Appalachian State Administration Building Postcard
This item is an unused postcard with an image of the Administration Building at Appalachian State Teachers College (now Appalachian State University) in Boone, NC, on the front. This building was built in 1924 and destroyed in a fire in 1966. The…

Center of Continuing Education Postcard #2
This item is a postcard with an image of the Center of Continuing Education building at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, on the front. The building is shaped almost like a "Z" and is two stories high. Cars and a van can be seen parked at…

Mystery Hill Optical Illusion Postcard
This item is a postcard that shows a woman and a child posing at Mystery Hill in between Blowing Rock and Boone, NC, on Highway 321 near Tweetsie Railroad. The child stands on a swing while the woman holds a broom in a room with wood walls and…
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