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boone.jpg428 viewsFamous explorer and frontiersman of Kentucky made his home for several years in Wilkes County. You might be interested in one of the better old biographies of Boone by Cecil B. Hartley or a very rare biography by John P. Hale Daniel Boone: Facts and Incidents Not Hitherto Published
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brolark2.jpg324 viewsLarkin Brooks (1822-1904), son of Stokes H. Brooks and Clarissa Reynolds. Larkin is buried at Garden Creek Cemetery at Stone Mountain State Park. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net
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engchang.jpg324 viewsThe original Siamese Twins. From 19th century steroscope card.
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gordonjamesb.jpg250 viewsJames B. Gordon, from Wilkes, was a Brigadier General of Cavalry in the Confederate States Army.
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ingrich5.jpg398 viewsFamily of Richard Ingool (1867-1941). They lived near Hays on Absher Rd. The man standing is not known. (From left with ages) German (9), Fonce (2), Richard (31), Denver (3), Mary Jane (28), Crom (5 months), third child (name unknown, age 5), and Blanch (7). Summer 1899. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net
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pruhard1.jpg387 viewsHardin Pruitt (born 1828) and wife Lucinda Brooks (1833-1899). They lived in Traphill. He was the son of Joel Pruitt. She was the daughter of Zachariah Brooks. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net
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stny1910x.jpg431 viewsClass photo of Stony Ridge School, c1910. This school was located in the Austin area, near Traphill. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net
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stny1924x.jpg341 viewsClass photo of Stony Ridge School, c1924. This school was located in the Austin area, near Traphill. Several students are unidentified. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net
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stny1925a~1.jpg302 viewsAustin - Stony Ridge School Class photo from about 1925. Many students need to be identified. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net

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stny1925b.jpg320 viewsAustin - Stony Ridge School
Class photo from about 1925, mainly of younger children. Many students need to be identified. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net
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stny1926.jpg390 viewsClass photo from about 1926, mainly of younger children. Many students need to be identified. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net
 
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