High country History - 1900-1909

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  • Lees-McRae College - Founded At Century's Turn
    A small Presbyterian college in Banner Elk combined religious and educational goals to start off the century with a mission and a prayer. A Presbyterian preacher, Reverend Edgar Tufts, was assigned
  • Lees-McRae College Banner Elk, NC
    Lees-McRae College is an engaged learning community where students are inspired to pursue excellence and make a difference in the world. We offer a challenging intellectual environment for every
  • Lees-McRae College
    Lees-McRae College is the only four-year college located in Avery County. It was founded in 1899 by Rev. Edgar Tufts, and now has 600 students and 50 faculty members. Starting in Rev. Tufts' study,
  • 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
  • Wade Brown - Boone's Elder Statesman
    You can't talk about this century in the High Country without mentioning Wade Brown. Brown was born in the Blowing Rock area in 1907, and with his license plate motto of "Think Positive," has seen
  • The Jones House - Built In 1908
    The heart of downtown Boone was built just after the turn of the century, though no one knew it at the time. The Jones House, which is now the town's Community Center and home of the Watauga Arts
  • 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