Two Women in a Covered Wagon

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Black and white photograph of a horse drawn wagon with a circular shelter attached on a dirt road; horse is dark in color. In the wagon shelter are two women, who are looking at each other and have their arms on each other’s shoulder, and they are wearing light-colored dresses. A man stands beside the horse, on the left. He is wearing dark pants, suspenders, a tucked-in shirt, and a hat.

From Walter Vess.

Barn Standing in front of Mountain

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Black and white photograph of a barn in a field, set against a view of Crowders Mountain. To the right of the barn is a tree and power lines. To the left of the barn is a wooden fence.

By photographer Gary Stewart.

Aerial View of Downtown Kings Mountain

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Aerial view, in color, looking east at business district. There are trees and an open field on the bottom portion of the photograph. In front of the trees there are several buildings, the railroad tracks, a road (Battleground Ave.) and a string of business buildings. Mountain Street and Gold Street can be seen on the left and right, respectively, of the images, as can the buildings on those streets. The buildings on Cherokee St. and Piedmont St. can also be seen. In the distance, Mountain Rest Cemetery can be seen.

Two Dogs in a Yard

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Two dogs in a yard. The dog on the left is standing and the one on the right is laying down. Both are in front of a fence. A building can be seen in the background on the right.

Kings Mountain (Central School) Class of 1910

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Black and white picture of 1910 Kings Mountain High School graduating class. Students are Theron Allen, Estelle W., Lina Allison, Ethel Plonk, May Plonk, Edith Fulton, Kate McKay, and Johnny Ramseur.

Afternoon Nap

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This photo from the turn of the 20th century shows members of the Carpenter family lounging outdoors on a camp bed. The Carpenters relocated to Kings Mountain from Gaston County in 1874. They went onto become successful businessmen, opening their first store on Battlefield Ave in 1874.

History and Program Commemorating the Centennial of Kings Mountain 1874–1974

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE RALEIGH 27611 JAMES E. HOLSHOUSER. JR October, 1974 facets of North ountryside, and sent-day America, heritage, Kings Mountain The Honorable John Henry Moss Mayor of Kings Mountain Kings Mountain, North Carolina Dear Mayor Moss: The City of Kings Mountain reflects Carolina’s and our Nation’s past. Its i tradition trace history from the Coloni In its significant role in the formation has been responsible for many developments. Most notably, ber it as the site of the revolutionary Battle of Kings Mountain. His-torians have frequently termed this colonial victory a turning point in the American Revolutionary War. Now, as we approach the 100th anniversary of the City and the 194th celebration of the Battle of Kings Mountain, let us pause to pay tribute to the revolutionary colonists who brought fame to the site, the hard-working citizens who led the establishment of the community as a city, and the contemporary leaders and citizens who have retained for Kings Mountain its place as a historic and outstanding American city. Congratulations to the City of Kings Mountain on this auspicious occasion and best wishes for many more years of prosperity and succet Governor James E. Holshouser Mayor John Henry Moss The City of Kings Mountain NORTH CAROLINA The Historical City E L C O M El I wish to extend to you, on behalf of the Citizens of Kings Mountain, the Board of City Commissioners and myself, a most heartfelt WELCOME to the CENTENNIAL CELE-BRATION of the founding of the CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN and the 194th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN , the Battle that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War in favor of the AMERICANS. To our Citizens, my sincerest CONGRATULATIONS I It is you, the individual Citizen, who has made these Celebrations MEANINGFUL as we strive to carry out the HIGHEST IDEALS of our GREAT CONSTITUTION OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I I am extremely proud of our Accomplishments and the Attitude of our CITIZENS, a Combination that has given to the CITY ‘ OF KINGS MOUNTAIN an Enviable Repu-tation of GROWTH AND PROGRESS but which, at the same time, has DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED a SPIRIT of COOPERA-TION, FRIENDLINESS AND CONSIDERATION for ALL. Upon the conclusion of our CELEBRATIONS, it is my sincere wish that you will take with you HAPPY AND JOYOUS MEMORIES of the fun of these CELEBRATIONS and of the DEEPER MEANINGS of these COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONIES; and let us resolve to carry forward the GRAIL OF OUR HARDY ANCESTORS who set the stage and GAVE US THE FOUNDATIONS which have made it possible for us to reach THIS IMPORTANT MILESTONE IN OUR HISTORY. 4 This page sponsored by FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Kings Mountain Historical Video: 1942

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Filmed as part of H. Lee Waters’ “Movies of Local People” project. Mauney Memorial Library has two videocassettes (approximately 61 minutes). Part 1 is in black and white, film was shot in Kings Mountain 1937-1940, 35 minutes. Part 2 is a color film and was shot in Kings Mountain in 1942, 26 minutes. No notes link images to dates. Silent film with background music. Subjects in the films were school kids, people on the street, cars, local businesses such as gas stations, Blalocks Grocery, the dry cleaners, the newspaper, Belk’s department store, Foster Shoe Service and many others. The original film had deteriorated so some images are silvery or white in Part 1.

Kings Mountain Historical Video: 1937–1940

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Filmed as part of H. Lee Waters’ “Movies of Local People” project. Mauney Memorial Library has two videocassettes (approximately 61 minutes). Part 1 is in black and white, film was shot in Kings Mountain 1937-1940, 35 minutes. Part 2 is a color film and was shot in Kings Mountain in 1942, 26 minutes. No notes link images to dates. Silent film with background music. Subjects in the films were school kids, people on the street, cars, local businesses such as gas stations, Blalocks Grocery, the dry cleaners, the newspaper, Belk’s department store, Foster Shoe Service and many others. The original film had deteriorated so some images are silvery or white in Part 1.