Friday, August 20, 2010

Cullowhee Road - 1913

From “The State,” March 10, 1951:

Sylva. – If you care for old pictures, here’s one which was made in 1913 on a day that started Jackson County’s “good roads” movement.

At that time, every man, woman and child in the county was asked to contribute one day’s labor to this program. As a result, all schools were suspended for the day, the bank and all other business houses closed and everyone did his or her part.

The accompanying photograph shows one of several groups of ladies who participated in the project. They were working on the highway leading from Sylva to what is now the Western Carolina Teachers College at Cullowhee.

-C.C. Buchanan


Jim Parker said...

I had all but completely forgotten about "The State." Is it still published?

GULAHIYI said...

Yes, it is, under the title "Our State" - still a nice magazine, but quite different from what it used to be.

Anonymous said...

I'll second that- now the focus is on color glossy photos and ads for "vacation home opportunities". Still, there is occasionally quite good writing about interesting NC locations and people.

I miss Billy Arthur.