Linda Herman Miller Collection

Title

Linda Herman Miller Collection

Description

This collection consists of approximately 173 color slide images, the vast majority of them shot by local educator Linda Miller during the early 1970s. Miller apparently used these images for slideshows in her classroom sessions.

Of particular note are several dozen images of the 1973 Daniel Boone Wagon Train as it passed through Boone. The Wagon Train, which traveled over multiple days from Wilkes County to Boone, began as a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of North Carolina in 1963. The event would be held every summer until 1974. A revival attempt occurred in the mid-1980s but was short-lived.

Linda Herman Miller (April 19, 1948-August 27, 2011) was born in Watauga County to Mildred Hayes Herman and John Robert Herman. She attended Cove Creek Elementary and Watauga High Schools, then went on to earn a Masters Degree from ASU and a doctorate in Education from ETSU. She taught for years in the Watauga and Gaston County school systems. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Joseph Franklin Miller.

This collection of slides was donated by a family friend, Carolyn Aldridge, with permission from Linda Miller's mother.

Contributor

Carolyn Aldridge

Rights Holder

Carolyn Aldridge has generously donated these items outright to Digital Watauga through a deed of gift. Any reprinting, redistribution, or other use of these images outside of Digital Watauga requires written permission from Digital Watauga and the Watauga County Historical Society. Contact Digital Watauga for additional details.

Collection Items

Scrapbook Photograph of Old Cove Creek High School
This item is a color slide showing a close up of a picture of a stone school in a scrapbook. It appears to possibly be a photograph of the original Cove Creek High School in Sugar Grove, NC. The building was built in 1922 and another was built next…

Lawrence Henson Hill
This item is a color slide showing a hill, with corn visible in the foreground. A handwritten notation identifies it as being on the property of Lawrence Henson.

Arnt Greer Baptizing Junior Tester #2
This item is a color slide showing a young man being baptized in a small pool. A small crowd is gathered alongside. There are leaves on the ground and those still on the trees have appeared to change colors. It appears to be related to item 147 in…

Lawrence Henson Barn
This item is a color slide showing a barn next to a cornfield. There is a truck parked in a driveway to the left, with a basketball goal on a pole next to it. A handwritten notation identifies it as belonging to Lawrence Henson.

Watauga County Courthouse #2
This item is a color slide showing the exterior of the Watauga County Courthouse in Boone. It is located on the corner of King and Water Street in downtown Boone. The building was constructed in 1968. There is a blue line through the center of the…

Lawrence Henson Mirrored Dresser
This item is a color slide showing framed photographs on a dresser. There are several vases of flowers on the dresser and the record play from item 166 can be seen to the right. A handwritten notation identifies this as Lawrence Henson's living room.…

Lawrence Henson House
This item is a color slide showing the exterior of a white, two story house. A manicured lawn surrounds the porch. There appears to be a carport to the right. A handwritten notation identifies it as belonging to Lawrence Henson.

Lawrence Henson Record Player
This item is a color slide showing an old console-style record player. There is a vase or urn on top of the record player and flowers to the left that appear to be poinsettias. A handwritten notation identifies it as belonging to Lawrence Henson.

Lawrence Henson Bedroom Table
This item is a color slide showing framed photographs on a dresser. A handwritten notation identifies this as Lawrence Henson's bedroom.

Lawrence Henson Living Room
This item is a color slide showing the living room of a house, with a television, furniture, photographs and a wood stove. A handwritten notation identifies this as Lawrence Henson's living room.
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