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Peggy Polson "Sketches of Early Watauga"

Identifier: AC-718

Scope and Contents

All sketches are signed and dated "P. Polson '72". Scenes of Watauga County, North Carolina depicted in the sketches include the Daniel Boone Cabin Monument, Winebarger Mill, Mast Farm, E.F. Lovill Home, the 1904 courthouse, Three Forks Baptist Church, Saw Mill at Shull's Mill, Tweetsie Railroad, J.H. Councill Home, F.A. Linney Home, Mast's Store of Valle Crucis, Tatum Cabin, Valle Crucis Mission: The Church of the Holy Cross, W.L. Bryan Home, Hardin Home: Trailway Farm, the 1889 jail, Blowing Rock, Watauga Academy, Judge L.L. Greene home, and the 1906 administration building.


  • 1972


All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical Note

Dr. Margaret 'Peggy' Polson is a retired Appalachian State University professor of Art, currently living in Iowa. Polson has donated many of her original art pieces as well as works from her personal collection to the Appalachian Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, North Carolina.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)


The Sketches of Early Watauga collection contains 20 original sketches by Dr. Margaret 'Peggy' Polson of Watauga County, North Carolina. The sketches depict early homes, businesses, and scenes, all dated 1972 and published in 1973.


There is no formal order to this collection. There is an inventory in the folder.

Acquisitions Information

The provenance of this collection is unknown. The collection was accessioned as AC.2005.002.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
AC.718: Peggy Polson Sketches of Early Watauga, 1972
Processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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