“We Well Remember” and the Trivette Clinic

Although out of print now, the book “We Well Remember“, which was published in 1997 by Sarah Brawley Cheek is available online in several places and is a gold mine of stories relating to the local communities.Tucked away in a section about health care are several useful passages about Dr. Trivette, including a story orContinue reading ““We Well Remember” and the Trivette Clinic”

Small update to Alexander County’s sulphur springs article plus an upcoming event by the Iredell County Historical Society!

First, I have recently found a little bit of information about the Whites-Davis and All Healing Springs of Alexander county that I hadn’t previously come across. These scans are from a publication called “Mining Industry in North Carolina in 1908”, which has a special focus on mineral springs in the state. Included in the listContinue reading “Small update to Alexander County’s sulphur springs article plus an upcoming event by the Iredell County Historical Society!”

Update: The Disappearance of Angela Hamby

Thanks to Jerry Lankford, the editor of the Wilkes Record, several newspaper articles about Angie’s case are now available online. These articles are not available in print or at the Wilkes Record site anymore and I wanted to preserve them, as they include details I haven’t seen anywhere else about the case, and also paintContinue reading “Update: The Disappearance of Angela Hamby”

Dr. James Mebane Robertson, M.D.

As I’ve continued searching for information related to the Trivette Clinic, I remembered a source I have on my own bookshelf- the now out of print Iredell County Heritage Books published in the year 2000.Volume II of this set has articles for both Dr. Trivette and Dr. Robertson, and I wanted to include a portionContinue reading “Dr. James Mebane Robertson, M.D.”

The Trivette Clinic – Sources

It can be very hard finding information for articles I am researching, and even with the best information available, there’s always a bit of speculation involved.This was simply not the case with the story of the Trivette Clinic. So many local people had connections to it that the spiderweb kept growing as I kept searching.Continue reading “The Trivette Clinic – Sources”

The Valdese Bomb Shelter Explosion

Tuesday, May 30th, 1972 It’s about 7PM on a warm spring evening in the quiet near-mountain town of Valdese, NC.Jean Garrou (12), Regina Robinson (12) and her brother Donald Robinson Jr. (14), Michael Powell (10), Gloria Hammond (12), and Gloria Picou (10) are playing in a bomb shelter at Jean’s home.Jean’s adoptive father, James EdwardContinue reading “The Valdese Bomb Shelter Explosion”