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Image from page 512 of "The Southern states of North America: a record of journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West V

Identifier: southernstatesof00kingrich

Title: The Southern states of North America: a record of journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland

Year: 1875 (1870s)

Authors: King, Edward, 1848-1896

Subjects: Southern States -- Description and travel

Publisher: London : Blackie & son

Contributing Library: University of California Libraries

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Big Pigeon valley; and away to the south andsouth-east stretches the chain of the Richland Balsam. The dry and pure air of Waynesville gives new valueto life; the healthy man feels a strange glow and inspira-tion while in the shadow of these giant peaks. The townis composed of one long street of wooden houses, wan-dering from mountain base to mountain base. It has atrio of country stores; a cozy and delightful little hotel,nestling under the shade of a huge tree; an old woodenchurch perched on a hill, with a cemetery filled withancient tombs, where the early settlers he at rest, andan academy. There is no whir of wheels. The only manufacturingestablishments are flour-mills located on the variouscreeks and rivers, or a stray saw-mill; while here and there a wealthy landowner is building an elegant home with all the modern improvements. Bynine oclock at night there is hardly a hght in the village; a few belatedhorsemen steal noiselessly through the street, or the faint tinkle of a banjo

 

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The Carpenter —A Study fromWaynesville Life. 48 <S NOTKS FROM WAYNESVILLE. and the patter of a negros feet testify to an innocent merry-making. TheCourt-House of Haywood county, and the Jail, both modest two-story brick-structures, are the pubHc buildings, the Jail having only now and then aninmate, for the county is as orderly as a community of Quakers. The Mar-shal, as in most of these small Western North Carolina towns, is the power whichmaintains and enforces the law. No liquor is sold within a mile of the townsboundary ; some lonely and disreputable shanty, with the words BAR-ROOMinscribed upon it, on a clearing along the highway, being the only resort for thosewho drink spirits. The sheriff, the local clergyman, the county surveyor, andthe village doctor, ride about the country on their nags, gossiping and dreamilyenjoying the glorious air; nowhere is there bustle or noise of trade. The countycourts session is the event of the year ; the mail, brought forty-five miles overt

  

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Taken circa 1875