The little hill in Davie County where Olive Branch Methodist Church once stood has been in use for over 200 years in one way or another.The church was organized on paper in 1804, but before that met in an old log schoolhouse building in roughly the same area. It may have been in use forContinue reading “Olive Branch Church”
I’m going to try something new moving forward. I come across places that don’t always warrant a full explore, aren’t really abandoned, or are places I simply don’t have the time to look into. These places usually produce a picture or couple pictures and I may never see them again, but that’s no reason notContinue reading “Photo Of The Day”
I’m now on Instagram. I’ll post updates there as well for anyone who isn’t interested in signing up for the mailing list or checking the site every so often. Might be an easier avenue to communicate with me as well.
Humans seemed naturally wired to look for patterns in life. Sometimes coincidences have meaning and sometimes they are statistical improbabilities. Either way, the mind naturally wants to create order from chaos, and the more we do that, the more likely we are to refute the randomness of events that share the same space and timeContinue reading “September, 1975 in Statesville. Murders, rape, and a John Doe.”
Today, May 18th, 2022 is the 75th anniversary of the very first race at the old North Wilkesboro Speedway. Back in 1947 that would have been a dirt track race featuring a collection of random souped-up cars that were purchased commercially, driven by all sorts of characters. It would have been a far cry fromContinue reading “Speedway Dreams”
A remarkable man in his own right, Dr. Poston spent time during his formative years as Dr. Davis’ driver. Dr. Poston passed away on Wednesday. He was 100 years old.
This small family farm began as a log cabin sometime in the mid to late 1800’s and has been altered and added onto from those early days all the way into the mid to late 1990’s when it was properly abandoned and it’s former residents built a new house and moved away.The long, previously wellContinue reading “Petrichor Farm”
Being older and somewhat wiser you can look back at exploring indiscretions and see all the bad choices you’ve made and unnecessary risks you’ve taken.Today I want to give a few tips about minimizing risk. I believe these tips will be useful for old houses, industrial areas, and even rural hikes to distant forgotten spots.Continue reading “A quick word on safety while exploring.”
Time has a way of erasing things we used to think of as important. As the world becomes bigger, the size of human history and existence further obscures our knowledge of what once was. Today, we’ll try to push the shadows away ever so slightly to see what can still be known about a majorContinue reading “Zephyr School”
The last vestige of Dr. Robertson’s life and legacy was removed from the crossroads at Harmony today. His former office, which had been various things over the years since his death, was demolished, and with it Harmony loses a piece of it’s history. Thankfully, the monument which had been erected in the parking area inContinue reading “Doctor Robertson’s office demolished today.”