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.

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.

Hazel Herndon Scrapbook

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Scrapbook and journal kept by Hazel Herndon Fryer during her overseas assignment as a Staff Assistant with the American Red Cross during World War II.

Shop Drawing 22 for US Post Office in Kings Mountain, NC

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Transcription: Virginia Steel Company. Richmond, VA. Birmingham, Ala. First Floor Framing, U.S. Post Office, Kings Mountain, N.C. L.B. Gallimore Contr. Federal Works Agency Archt. Drawn L, Checked C.W.R. Date 11-24-39. Drawing 2147-3. BACK: R. T. Sunday Co. Blue Printers. No. 606 E. Main St., Richmond, VA. Phone 3-4008.

Time Book for Kings Mountain Manufacturing Company

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W.A. Mauney Civil War Diary

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Leather bound. Approximately 234 pages, condition is poor, binding very delicate. It is a hand written diary with some ink fading, some entries in pencil. A letter written to his father and a receipt for money received from the Sellers estate were included in the diary at the time it was donated. W.A. Mauney enlisted in the army and the diary has daily entries from 1861-1865 about the events, activities, and battles fought by Company B, 28th N. C. Regiment (South Fork Farmers or also known as Gaston Invincibles) in North Carolina and Virginia. Also included in the information was a set of camp song lyrics and a list of names of the people in the regiment with deaths noted. The letter that was in the diary was sent from Madison County Virginia, May 17th, 1862. The receipt was dated 1871. W. A. Mauney was one of the founding fathers of Kings Mountain. A 45 page transcript of the diary and the record of Company B volunteers was made in the 1930s and was notarized August 26, 1938.

Indenture between John Curry and John Falls

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This Indenture made the Twenty Sixth Day of Jany. in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty four Between John Curry of the State of North Carolina and County of Lincoln of the One part and John Falls of the State and County aforesaid of the Other Part. Witnesseth that for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Fifty Pounds Hard money in hand paid unto the Said John Curry by the said John Falls at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents the Receipt where of he the said John Curry doth hereby Acknowledge and there of doth acquit and discharge the said John Falls By these presents he the said John Curry Hath Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeoffed Conveyed and Confirmed and by they presents doth Grant Bargain Sell Alien Enfeoff Convey and Confirm Unto the said John Falls and to his Heirs and assigns forever a Certain Tract or Plantation of land Containing Three Hundred acres Lying and being in the County of Lincoln and State of North Carolina on both sides of Kings Creek near the head and bounded as follows viz. Beginning at a White Oak Thence No. 50′ Et. 220 poles to an Ash Thence So. 40′ Et. 220 poles to a Small Gum Thence So. 50′ Wt. 220 poles to a Stake Thence No. 40″ Wt. 220 poles to the Beginning Originally Granted to James Fanning by a Patent bearing date the 26 of Sept. 1766 and by James Fanning his Son and Heir at Law Conveyed to John Curry by Deed of Conveyance Dated 19th of Jany. 1780 as of Record &c. All Houses buildings Orchards Ways Waters Water courses profits Commodities Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Lands and premises hereby granted belonging or in anywise Appertaining and the Reversions & Reversion Remainder & Remainders Rents Issues and profits there of and all the Estate Right Title Interest property Claim and Demands whatsoever of him the sd. John Curry of in and to the said Land and premises and all Dependencies & [ ] Touching or anywise concerning the same To have and to Hold the Land & hereby Conveyed and all and Singular other the premises hereby bargained and Sold with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Falls his Heirs and assigns To the only proper use and behoof of the said John Falls his heir and assigns for ever and the said John Curry for himself his heirs Executor & Administer doth Covenant promise and agree to and with the said John Falls his heirs and assigns by these presents that he the sd. John Curry now at the time of Sealing and delivering these presents is Seized of a good sure perfect and Indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in Feesimple of in and to the premises hereby bargained and Sold and that he hath Good power and Lawful and Absolute Authority to Grant & Convey the same to the said John Falls in a manner and form Aforesaid and that the sd. Premises now are and forever hereafter shall remain and be free and Clear of and from Incumbrances whatsoever (Land Tax Excepted) and that the said John Curry and his heirs all and Singular the premises hereby bargained and Sold with the appurtenances unto the said John Falls his Heirs and Assigns Against him the said John Curry and his Heirs and all and Every other person and persons whatsoever Shall warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness where of the sd. John Curry hath hereunto Set his hand and seal the day and year first above written Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of Thomas Ferguson Gilbrath Dickson John Wilson NB The word & in Feesimple interlined before Sealing & Delivering