Title: History of Yancey County Told Through Photographs
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series is Yancey County from local authors Kiesa Kay and Elaine McAlister Dellinger. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.
The biggest meteor shower of the century filled the sky in the winter of 1833, and Yancey County came into being that December. It is a place of fierce independence, astounding natural beauty, and civic pride. Nestled amidst the Black Mountains, the county boasts 19 peaks above 6,000 feet, including Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak in the Eastern United States.
Archaeological excavations trace human history in Yancey County as far back as the Paleo-Indian period, 9000 to 10,000 BC, based on regional dates. Families have flourished for many generations along the Cane and Toe Rivers in a mineral-rich land dotted with fresh springs and free-flowing creeks. Named for statesman and orator Bartlett Yancey, the county is characterized by streets and areas with delightful names, such as Barking Dog, Bee Log, and Merry Bear Lane. The citizens are descended from ancestors who fought on both sides of the War between the States. Working the county's land of plenty has given them ginseng, galax, tobacco, ramps, and a cornucopia of fine foods.
Highlights of Yancey County:
• Crossing Came and Toe Rivers
• Sweet taters, corn and tobacco
• Blue Ridge, bluegrass and baseball
• A backwards glance
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