A Western North Carolina Farm: Virtual Tour

Welcome!

Please wander around our virtual farm. Much is still "under construction," but we hope you will explore the pages on gardens, forests, tobacco, and poultry using the tabs to the left.

The purpose of this exhibit is to represent some of the common features of western North Carolina farms during the first half of the twentieth century. This tour is not based on any single farm; instead, it collects images of and articles about a variety of places from the period between roughly 1920 and 1950.

This exhibit draws upon resources and materials found in the James G.K. McClure, Jr. Collection of the Southern Appalachian Archives at Mars Hill University. Some photographs from this collection are available here.

Michaela Lambert and Professor Ethan Mannon began this project in August of 2019. Their work was supported by a grant from the Council of Independent Colleges as well as by the tireless assistance of MHU's archivist, Dr. Karen Paar. Please contact her (kpaar@mhu.edu) if you are interested in visiting the archive and viewing the materials in this collection.  

You can also return to the Virtual Tour Map by clicking here.