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Picturing The Past: Kim Miller Road Named For Rattlesnake Hunter


Last updated 6/15/2020 at 12:29pm

This photo first appeared along with Mrs. Lee's article in The Transylvania Times.

Kim Miller was a typical mountain farmer with an unusual second job - rattlesnake hunter. He was one of 22 children of Henry Miller. Following the Civil War, Henry Miller operated a hostelry in Sapphire where visitors from the lowlands would spend the summer enjoying the cool climate, trout fishing and exploring the mountains.

Kim Miller married Elmina Mary Nicholson in 1900. They had 11 children. The 1920 census lists Miller's occupation as patrolman for the Game Reserve. He was the caretaker on the Backus Estate at Cold Mountain for many years. After the estate was sold in the earl...

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