This post is lovingly and admiringly dedicated to my father-in-law Frank Joseph Mitchell (February 12, 1927 – July 25, 2017). Lifelong student, prodigious reader, indefatigable writer, fearless preacher and unforgettable teacher. Eager, thoughtful and valued reader of this blog. Always … Continue reading
Posted in Asheville history, Blacks in Asheville, Fox family, Rudisill family, Whisnant family
Tagged Brownwood Avenue, Ku Klux Klan, Land of the Sky, Mary Neal Rudisill, Pierce Rudisill, Sarah Ella Whisnant, Streetcars and buses, Virginia Pearl Rudisill, West Asheville
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The nearly two dozen posts I have published so far have focused on the Whisnant family, the first of whom entered the North Carolina Piedmont in the 1750s. My Whisnant grandparents, Asbury and Ella, moved up the mountain to the so-called Land … Continue reading