Bea Hensley, 1995

  The Sylva Herald Blacksmith Bea Hensley Wins 1995 Mountain Heritage Award. Oct. 5 1995   Bea Hensley, a master blacksmith whose decorative ironwork can be found in all 50 states and many foreign countries, is the 1995 recipient of the Mountain Heritage Award....

John B. Battle, 1983

  WCU Honors Battle Asheville Citizens Times John Parris 9/25/83   CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University’s 1983 Mountain Heritage award went Saturday to John Bascomb Battle, an 86-year-old native of Jackson County who has spent a lifetime putting together...