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aurel Leaves Awarded To Dr. Jolley
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lore sets whichice the late 1970’s the Appalachian
toothless custcortium has presented its most
iguished award, the Laurel Leaves,
erry Wilson, Nleaves crafted out of pewter are
k they get intcilscent of the days of Rome, when
iwing up. Soniwere symbols of high honor,
responsible, e Laurel Leaves have been awarded
: and off they pny rnen from various fields. Their
the commode,don was based on their contribution
- preservation and perpetuation of
alachian Heritage,” ‘‘through
publication, workshops, and
an/-I ability.” Last year’s recipient
3.riQ lie e award was the Lt. Governor of
1 Friday, September 19, 1986 Dr.
E. Jolley was honored with this
of- a annual meeting of the Con-
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nid the laH ^'"onght to the attention of the
old the lady S ds committee through public
lever knew thnatinn .
non. Someone is then chosen to
irlv exnerience"^ contributions that the
has made in his or her work.
V 1 el ^ o'^crwhelming recognition of
-ly knowledge capabilities.
"If, occasiCis award follows Dr. Jolley’s
,^ng the Christopher Crittendon
Memorial Award last fall for his con
tribution to the preservation of North
Carolina History. He has also presently
been nominated for ‘‘The Mayflower
Cup” in recognition of his book. The
Blue Ridge Parkway The First Fifty
This past summer he was named to the
Executive Committee of the North
Carolina Council for Social Studies. Of
this he says he is most proud. For Dr.
Jolley, however, the summer was not all
awards and nominations, it was a great
deal of work. He was qommissioned by
the American Society of Landscape Ar
chitects to write a book. Painting With
A Comet’s Tail--The Touch of a Land
scape Architect on the Blue Ridge
He is presently reading a manuscript
for the University of Tennessee Press,
who published his first book on the
Parkway. His next project he says will
involve the CCC story in North
He stated, ‘‘There is no end of things
that need to be done. There are enough
stories in Western North Carolina to
keep twenty graduate students busy con
stantly.” Dr. Jolley wished that the
Universities would begin to make use of
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kRS HILL - Mars Hill College’s Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE) is
about decidedforing a historical tour of the Deep South October 27 - November 2. Guide
3u run down week-long tour will be Dr. Evelyn Underwood, former chairman of Mars
■ history department.
at hers into hi« tour will depart Mars Hill Monday, October 27, via deluxe motor coach
wo sets on theK’ll head for Montgomery, Alabama. Sites visited the first day will include
hite House of the Confederacy, the residence of Jefferson Davis, and a visit
' Capitol. Mobile, Alabama is the next stop and a visit to the Bellingrath
AYS AND On Wednesday, the group will tour the city of New Orleans, which in-
^ersity, Boon«* a river tour on the Creole Queen.
■°n Rouge is the next stop on the tour, and the group will spend Thursday
Jig at Natchez, Mississippi. In Natchez, the tour will visit several of the
homes and gardens of the area. In the afternoon, the tour will move on to
arg and the famous Civil War Battlefield there.
aturday, the group will complete the tour of Vicksburg and move on to
ingham. The group is scheduled for a late return to Mars Hill on Sunday
Sts for the tour range from a low of $J59 for ‘‘quad” occupancy of motel
IBZ O N ‘IIIH f triple occupancy, $419 for double occupancy and a high of
Z ON l!UJJ3j‘ occupancy. The fee includes transportation, six nights lodging,
QlVd handling, five lunches, one superb dinner, and all tour fees, guide costs,
96e)S0(j 'g-f]' atission charges. The trip is conducted by Young Tours of Asheville.
this resource, meaning the students.
The classroom has always been his
challenge. He has turned down job of
fers from the forestry service and many
others to remain there. When asked if he
had plans for retirement soon, he chose
his answer very carefully, ‘‘retirement is
very much in the offering.” We must
realize, however, that as a writer and a
historian one can never truly retire.
MARS HILL - The Nineteeth Annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mountain Music
and Dance Festival began Friday evening, October 3, with a special concert of
bluegrass music in Mars Hill College’s Owen Theatre.
The festival has undergone changes since Lunsford and Ed Howard, a Mars Hill
pharmacist, began the first festival in the autumn of 1965. It has been stretched
from a one-day into three days of activities. The festival will retain the spirit of
Lunsford s intention; passing on the traditions of mountain life from one genera
tion to another.
Several years ago, a special concert held on Friday evenings was added in order
to spotlight one aspect of mountain music. Over the past few years, a solid
historical perspective has been given to the instruments and music of the moun
tains. This year, the 7 p.m. concert took a special look at bluegrass music with two
well known local bands. The Whitewater Bluegrass and the Gary Burnette Band
provided the necessary musical expertise.
Bluegrass music began, not in Kentucky, as many assume, but in the hills of
North Carolina. When Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys began playing and
singing their own brand of country music, they didn’t realize that their names
would become the generic name for a particular type of music. As one of the new
genres of music played in the mountains, bluegrass develope d in the middle 1940s
and became popular during the 1950s urban folk revival.
^ Last Saturday, the first annual Mountain Ballad & Story Swap was held at 10
o clock a.m. Directed by balladeer Shiela Barnhill and friends, the acitvities includ-
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