Duane Thomas Collection

Title

Duane Thomas Collection

Description

Photographer Duane Thomas was active in Boone around the time that George Flowers (one of the most prolific photographers in our collections) was also practicing in the area. Series 01 of this collection consists of various color slides taken by Thomas in the late 1970s of the construction of the Howard’s Knob Wind Turbine. Publications related to the turbine are included in the donated items. Other items in this collection include postcards and photographs taken by Thomas along with a short home film of the 1960 Blizzard.

Creator

Duane Thomas

Date

Circa Late 1970s - Early 1980s

Contributor

Duane Thomas

Rights

Duane Thomas has shared these items with Digital Watauga through a digital use rights deed of gift. Any reprinting, redistribution, or other use of these images outside of Digital Watauga requires written permission from Duane Thomas. Contact Digital Watauga for additional details.

Collection Items

Home Movie of 1960 Blizzard and Visit of Governor Luther H. Hodges
This Regular 8mm reel of footage was shot by George Thomas (1927-2009) following one of the snowfalls of the 1960 Blizzard, which was actually a series of snow events in February and March of 1960 that buried Boone for weeks. The reel begins with…

Howard's Knob Wind Turbine Booklet
This document contains information about the Howard's Knob Wind Turbine. Created by the United States Department of Energy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research center and printed in Cleveland, Ohio, this booklet…

Howard's Knob Wind Turbine Pamphlet
This document contains information regarding the Howard's Knob Wind Turbine. Titled "2000 KW Wind Turbine Generator," the cover photo is of the turbine after its completion. The information found in the pamphlet regards the creation of the turbine,…

Howard's Knob Wind Turbine Brochure
This document contains information regarding the Howard's Knob Wind Turbine. Titled "2000 kW Wind Turbine Generator." The cover shows an artist rendering of the turbine, the interior contains information about the U.S. Department of Energy, the…

Aerial of Completed Howard's Knob Wind Turbine
This image shows the completed Howard's Knob Wind Turbine. Mountains can be seen in the distance. The Department of Energy and NASA decals can be seen. Development can be seen to the left of the image. Cars, trucks, and an RV can be seen at the base…

Aerial of Howard's Knob Wind Turbine
This image shows the completed Howard's Knob Wind Turbine from an aerial view. The campus of Appalachian State can be seen in the distance below the turbine. A few construction work spaces can be seen at the base of the turbine. The Department of…

Silhouette of Howard's Knob Wind Turbine Completed
This image shows the silhouette of the completed Howard's Knob Wind Turbine. Two cranes can be seen on either side of the turbine. This image has "All Rights Reserved Copyright 1988/89" stamped on the slide mount. This image has a processing date of…

Office Space at Howard's Knob Wind Turbine
This image shows the office space for Howard's Knob Wind Turbine. Curtains can be seen to the right of the image. A cork board with papers can be seen to the left of the image. Wires can be seen plugged into the machinery to the left of the image.…

Man Working with Machinery for Howard's Knob Wind Turbine
This image shows a man in the far corner of the space photographed working on machines associated with Howard's Knob Wind Turbine. Locks can be seen on metallic drawers to the left of the image. Levers can be seen on the machinery to the right of the…

Machinery for Howard's Knob Wind Turbine
This image shows machinery for Howard's Knob Wind Turbine. Wires can be seen plugged into and hanging from these large metal machines. The large off-white machine to the left of the space has "General Electric" indicated on the top of the face.…
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