Creative Commons Image Obtained Through Flicker
In 1935, North Carolina created one of the nation’s first highway historical marker programs to point out places of historic interest to the motoring public. Over 1400 of the silver and black highway signs have been erected throughout the state. At least one stands in each county. Places associated with individuals or events of statewide historical significance are eligible for inclusion in the program. Nominations are evaluated by a committee of historians. After selection, the historical significance of the place is described in a very brief description consisting of a dozen or so words. A printed guide lists each marker, its inscription, and location. These historical markers add to the enjoyment and awareness of travelers on state highways.
Below is the Digital Heritage Moment as broadcast on the radio:
- Cross-Curriculum Scrapbook During this project, each fourth-grade student creates a scrapbook based on historic figures, places, and events in the history of Western North Carolina. [...]
- Southern Highland Craft Guild, 2000
Southern Highland Craft Guild Receives WCU’S Mountain Heritage Award 2000
CULLOWHEE — The Southern Highland Craft Guild, a nonprofit organization founded in 1930 to bring […]
- Heirloom Fruits and Vegetables Heirloom fruits and vegetables are those that have been preserved in families and communities over long periods of time. They different from modern varieties in two ways. They are […]
- John C. Campbell In a time of turbulent change in Appalachia, John C. Campbell helped define America’s understanding of this great mountain region. Campbell was born in Indiana in 1867 and studied theology […]
- A Look into the Past of Jackson County This unit is designed to correlate with the 3rd grade North Carolina Standard Course of Study.