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Picturing The Past: Bells of Peace - A Celebration After World War I


November 12, 2018

These two photographs were taken at Underhill, the home of T.L. and Dovie Ann Deaver Gash, on Nov. 11, 1918. (Courtesy photos)

On Nov. 11, 1918, "engines whistled, church bells rang, the fire bell clanged, guns and pistols were fired, even firecrackers appeared from somewhere and added to the general din. There were tea bells, dinner bells, cow bells, sheep bells, tin horns, alarm clocks and - Voices, anything and everything that could make a noise" all on Main Street in Brevard.

Hundreds of people gathered in the square and as far as St. Philip's Rectory. After a scripture reading and prayer by Rev. John C. Seagle, Mayor Breese gave a speech championing the victory ending the Great War. D.L. English spoke in s...

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