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Avery County Historical Society and Museum’s chairperson, Cindy Peters, displays a sample
from the latest printing of ‘Avery County Heritage: Centennial Edition.’
Photo by Matthew Hundley

Originally published: 2012-02-17 11:15:40
Last modified: 2012-02-17 11:16:17

‘Centennial Book’ sheds light on Avery history

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“Avery County Heritage: Centennial Edition” is back. To help commemorate Avery County’s Centennial Celebration in 2011, Avery County Historical Society prepared a special Centennial edition of Avery County Heritage. The book, which is composed of dozens of articles prepared by Jimmie Daniels on the history of various Avery County communities and landmarks, sold out before the centennial celebration ended. For anyone who missed the initial rush, however, Avery County Historical Society has announced that a new batch of the books is available for purchase.

Each copy costs $35 before tax, but it can be shipped to your home for a total cost of $45. 

According to Cindy Peters, chairperson of the board of Avery County Historical Society and Museum, the text’s wealth of information is invaluable for anyone interested in knowing more about the history of Avery County.

“They are stories about Avery County,” said Peters, explaining that for many long-term residents, the stories in the book are a record of family history and community history. “They are stories about events and families. This area is a historical treasure.”

For more information or to purchase “Avery County Heritage: Centennial Edition,” call Peters at Parkview Lodge at (828) 765-4787.