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Ashe County Oral History

Collection of interviews with notable Ashe County residents

Ford Cooper recalls the original county home, built to assist poorer residents. He also recalls the West Jefferson chapter of the KKK, which was active in the 1920s. The 1940 flood and 1960 snow are also discussed.

Part 1

1:00 County home / poor houses

3:30 Pauper's Cemetery

4:30 County Homes

7:30 KKK in the 1920s and early West Jefferson

14:45 1960 Snow


Part 2

0:00 1960 Snow

8:30 1940 Flood