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Ashe County Oral History

Collection of interviews with notable Ashe County residents

Cleo Godby was the widow of Walter Godby. After moving to Ashe County, they along with several local businessmen, established Ashe County's first golf club: Mountain Aire. In this interview, Cleo recalls their move to Ashe and the building of the golf course.

0:00 Move from Miami in 1946

4:00 Staying at Tucker Hotel in 1949

6:40 First six golfers in 1950 at West Jefferson Golf Club

8:00 History of Mt. Aire Golf Course

10:55 Elrod Cemetery

13:00 Tournaments