In my previous post, focused on the daily life of the Whisnant family at 44 South French Broad Avenue from about 1910 into the early 1920s, I noted that–owning to their complexity–three episodes would be held for a subsequent post.
This is that post, and the episodes are:
- The Asheville Street Railway strike of 1913. I treat it at some length here because it was Asheville’s first real strike, and Asbury voted for and participated in it.
- The flood of July 1916. I treat it briefly here because it has been commented upon (usually briefly) many times before (e.g., here), because I dealt with it in three earlier posts (here, here, and here), and because Anthony Sadler’s Appalachian State University M.A. thesis, which analyzes it far more thoroughly than anyone previously has, is soon to be available online.
- The influenza pandemic of 1918-1920, in which Asbury and Ella’s youngest child–my father, then four years old–almost died. Also treated at length here.