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Ashe County Oral History

Collection of interviews with notable Ashe County residents

James and Flossie Hickland purchased the Glendale Springs Inn in 1976, and had the building placed on the National Historic Register. In this interview James relates the history of the Inn.

Part 1

:00 Glendale Springs Inn build in 1882

2:25 Adding second and 3rd floors

4:00 1902 remodel

6:45 Tam Bowie buying inn

11:15 Congressman Doughton’s influence on Blue Ridge Parkway

Part 2

0:00 Tam Bowie Ownership

2:45 James Hickland’s ownership in 1976

3:30 Gail Winston ownership

5:00 Building’s foundation design

6:00 Random Inn history