The 20th Century High Country History

When one millenium ends and another begins, people tend to reflect on the changes that have taken place in the world. By looking at where we've been, it's easier to see where we're going. The Mountain Times has taken a look at the history of the High Country in the Twentieth Century, the key world events that set the stage, and how the region has grown from a cluster of rural communities to a diverse and charming region.

Advertisements


In this section we take a look at the ten decades of the 20th Century, covering topics from politics to electricity to education and road systems, as well as personal features. Also included are interesting facts about each decade, both worldwide and regional.

Click on a decade under:

More Attractions like - The 20th Century High Country History

  • History of High Country
    The 20th Century High Country History: As the years flow one into another, people tend to reflect on the changes that have taken place in the world. By looking at where we've been, it's easier to see
  • High Country History (1910-1919)
    Poetry In Politics From Pig Paths To State Roads The Electrification Of The High Country
  • High country History (1960-1969)
    High Country Ski Industry - 1960s Marked The Start The Blizzard Of 1960 The Times They Were A-Changin
  • High Country History (1950-1959)
    Watauga County In 1950 Watauga Underwent Educational Revolution In 1950s 1950s Began A Tourism Boom In High Country
  • High Country History (1990-1999)
    Innocence And Experience - Jeni Gray, Daniel Lee Bring Reality To Watauga County ASU's Convocation Center - Largest Single Construction Project in Watauga History Growing, Growing, Grown Watauga
  • High Country History (1930-1939)
    The WPA - New Deal Brought Modern Structures, New Hope Blue Ridge Parkway - A Source of Excitement In Region Throughout Decade The Great Depression - A Turning Point For Watauga County
  • High Country History (1980-1989)
    Drinking Wars: A Wet Decade Growing Pains Marked - (And Marred) The 1980's Watauga Airspace - Maintaining A No-Fly Zone The Birth Of Beech Mountain In 1981