The Transylvania Times -

Picturing The Past: Stinson's Stories Give Readers A Picture Of Mountain Life


October 1, 2018

Vera Jones Stinson said, "When I look back over the span of 45 years of teaching in both Winston-Salem and Cincinnati, I remember the little mountain school in Cedar Mountain as the most gratifying."

Vera Jones Stinson was born into a family of storytellers and was a natural storyteller herself. She was born and raised in Cedar Mountain, where her father was the caretaker at the hotel at Caesar's Head. As a child, Vera would take visitors to the distinctive landmark and shared stories of the rock and the valley below.

After graduating from Brevard High in 1928, Stinson attended Western Carolina Teacher's College in Cullowhee. She taught for a year in the one-room school she had attended as a child and then in Winston-Salem for several years. Vera married George Stinson in 1943. They...

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