I stumbled upon this old Elk’s Lodge in Wilkesboro in March of 2023. I had hoped to go back for more pictures, but by June it had already been demolished. This building was the original meeting place of lodge #1846 of Wilkesboro, NC. It was vacated in 2016 and sold to a developer in 2020Continue reading “The Elks Lodge”
Sometimes, the old buildings survive and prosper. This is one example from Union Grove, NC. This little building was once part of the Union Grove school but was moved across highway 901 when the new school building was built and turned into a small family grocery/gas station by Zeb and Betty Speece. It sat emptyContinue reading “Now and Then”
Windsor’s Crossroads is a community in the southwest corner of Yadkin county, NC and you’ll be forgiven if you haven’t heard if it. It’s a small, rural area centered on the meeting of Buck Shoals Road, Hunting Creek Church Road, and Windsor Road.It doesn’t have a Wikipedia entry or any sort of written history asContinue reading “The Grange Courts A Doctor”
Today’s photo of the day is really several. On a quick trip through the county I made a stop at Hunting Creek Friend’s Meeting in Hamptonville, a small church that I’ve found some old pictures of researching another story.It’s a fascinating little church with an interesting style to it’s steeple that I haven’t seen inContinue reading “Photo of the Day +”
This old beauty has sit empty for a number of years. More recently, the property behind it was cut for timber. The house still remains, but it’s future is uncertain.
Anniversary’s are (I suppose) time for reflection.I have tried in the past to pinpoint where my interest in history and urban exploration might have really started and I’ve never come to a satisfactory conclusion. One of my earliest exploring memories was as a child living in Germany on a joint Bundeswehr/U.S. Army base in aContinue reading “This site is 20 years old.”
It’s not often you have the kind of unfettered access to a location like I have had with the Money Place, and as a result, I have tried various means to really understand the property and its story. This includes standard genealogical research, property records, aerial photos, and even metal detecting.Today though I want toContinue reading “The Money Place: Reading The Landscape”
When unsolved cases “go cold” it doesn’t always mean they are forgotten by the local law enforcement officers who have worked and still work those cases, but it means there are no leads left to follow.What it also sometimes means is that the public forgets those cases as well, and so local police and sheriffsContinue reading “The Unsolved Murder of Ethel Weaver”
Sometimes the assault of time against the collective memory of a place can obscure names and stories that were once meaningful to it. Much of what I do in researching local events and people is the attempt to rediscover these lost entities and tell their story as best I can with what remains. This storyContinue reading “Sarah Anderson Heinzerling: Statesville’s Forgotten Poetess”
As is their custom, in addition to the original audio episode, Trace Evidence’s podcast about the disappearance of Angela Hamby Has released a YouTube version.