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Hendersonville Opera House

Hendersonville and Henderson County A Pictorial History By Jody Barber and Louise Bailey
The City Hall and Opera House
Hendersonville and Henderson County
A Pictorial History
By Jody Barber and Louise Bailey

Hendersonville used to have a Romanesque Opera House on Main Street, where the Village Green Antique Mall is now.

There is an inscription on the building that is now Village Green Antique Mall at 424 N Main St in Hendersonville. Continue reading Hendersonville Opera House

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Warm Springs, Hot Springs and Boiling Springs, North Carolina

Mountain Park Hotel, Hot Springs, NC In the Land of the Sky
Mountain Park Hotel, Hot Springs, NC
In the Land of the Sky

Not far from Asheville is the town called Hot Springs. It is where Spring Creek runs into the French Broad River.

Native Americans were already enjoying the thermal springs when the first Europeans moved into the area. The first record of Europeans visiting the spring is 1778. It was called Warm Springs. A small town built up around it.

In 1791, William Neilson bought the spring from Jasper Dagy. He built an inn to house people visiting the springs. People would come and bathe in the spring as a health treatment. Continue reading Warm Springs, Hot Springs and Boiling Springs, North Carolina

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Grampa Reads a Story to Patty

This is from the tape reels.

Reader’s Digest Great Stories for Young Readers
Published 1969

Grampa is reading the story The Little Boy Who Wasn’t Lost by Julilly House Kohler. It was originally published in the August 1947 issue of a magazine called Story Parade. It was included in Reader’s Digest Great Stories for Young Readers in 1969 and I have no doubt this is what Grampa is reading from. Continue reading Grampa Reads a Story to Patty