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Picturing The Past: 'Voices Of Our Mountain Kin' Features Family Stories That Reveal Details Of Everyday Life


September 17, 2018

The Owen family reunion was held at the Jesse Owen homeplace in September 1939.

Over the next several weeks, Picturing the Past will be featuring books about the people and places that make up Transylvania County's history.

"Voices of Our Mountain Kin" shares the stories of the ancestors of members of the email group MountainKin and was edited by Jerry Owen, Linda Anders and Pamela Yarborough. The first volume, published in 2006, contains contributions from descendants of families who settled in the upper part of what is today Transylvania County.

While many of the stories focus on the Owen family, other longtime mountain families are also featured. The stories...

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