Genealogy, Local History

Joe King et.al. & the Sultan of Kuwait…and a lot more…

As always, most of the images in this post can be seen at full size by clicking on the picture. This 2007 segment of Our State on UNC-G TV serves as a perfect introduction to the saga of Joe King and Earline Heath and a cast of thousands spanning almost a hundred years. Earline was… Continue reading Joe King et.al. & the Sultan of Kuwait…and a lot more…

Genealogy, Local History

Forgotten war, forgotten soldier…

Click on images for full size On this Memorial Day, we honor the dead of all the American wars. But some wars receive a lot more attention than others…especially, it seems, in our fair Twin City. This is the story of a forgotten local soldier of a forgotten war. If you go down to the… Continue reading Forgotten war, forgotten soldier…

Genealogy, Local History

Lollipoop II…a saga…

(As always, many of the pictures in this post can be enlarged by clicking on them. Some rare ones cannot. Give it a try.) Listen as Maria Cole sings "So Help Me" from her 1954 album "Maria Cole", created in colaboration with Billy Vaughn. The images are from this blog post.   As often, whilst… Continue reading Lollipoop II…a saga…

Local History

Monkee shines in the Triad…

It must be animal week…Monday was spiders…today it is Monkees tearing up the Triad. Everybody knows who the Monkees were…a made for TV pop group who did covers of other people's songs and were suspected of not being able to play their instruments…but enormously popular with the teenyboppers. The Monkees were not very happy with… Continue reading Monkee shines in the Triad…

Genealogy, Local History

O’Hanlon conquered by Human Spider…

  Clicking on some images will produce larger size This image is probably the best known still from any Hollywood film. It features Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock, after climbing a tall building in Los Angeles. Harold Lloyd was a comic actor. Did he actually climb the building? Of course not. But who did?… Continue reading O’Hanlon conquered by Human Spider…

Local History

1919…things never really change…

As often happens, while looking for something else, in the January, 1919 microfilm, I found several more interesting things, including the Human Spider's second visit to the Twin City when he climbed the O'Hanlon Building wearing a suit and hat and spun around on top of the flag pole...more about which in a later post.… Continue reading 1919…things never really change…

Genealogy, Local History

Photoshop magic…

On June 22, 1930, the Winston-Salem Journal published a special section on local aviation, pointing out that the Twin City was one of the leading places in the South in this exciting new field. The article highlighted the three year old Miller Field (later Smith Reynolds Airport), which had been built specifically for the visit… Continue reading Photoshop magic…

Identification Please!, Local History, Photograph Collection

Identification Please! Winston-Salem’s Watson Avenue residents, 1956

Watson Avenue adults and children gathered for a group photo in September 1956.  Tom Coppedge, local photographer, probably took the photograph of his neighbors, but that is all that is known about the people and the occasion other than Harold Vogler is in the adult photo on the right in the center row.  Can anyone… Continue reading Identification Please! Winston-Salem’s Watson Avenue residents, 1956

Identification Please!, Local History, Photograph Collection

Identification Please! Winston-Salem elementary school class about 1920

This photograph is a recent donation to the Photograph Collection.  The only person identified in the group is Richard Eugene Moester (1912-1968), third from the left on the top row.  Richard graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School in 1931.  He lived on S. Main Street in 1930 and on S. Trade Street in 1928. … Continue reading Identification Please! Winston-Salem elementary school class about 1920

Local History, Uncategorized

Who designed it? You figure it out.

As before, click on the image to see a readable version An update and some notes on the above "architectural map". The Forsyth County Sheriff's Department building near the bottom should have a completion date of 1974. But the whole map has a common problem in the naming of the architectural firms. That building was… Continue reading Who designed it? You figure it out.