Echoes From Catawba

Echoes From Catawba Volume 3


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So, what’s in Echoes From Catawba Volume 3?

This book contains twelve articles of interesting people and a variety of subjects. The lead article is a history of the Catawba Sanatorium as experienced by three generations of the Carroll family. The article follows the life of a man and his family, who were greatly impacted by the dreaded Tuberculosis disease. On what was property occupied by a resort community in the late 1850s, the first-ever TB Sanatorium in Virginia became a reality in Catawba in 1909. Guest writer Carolyn Pillow Mayhew gives us a wonderful story of her childhood living on the Catawba Sanatorium Campus. This article is a must for the hundreds of people who had loved ones there as patients, as well as for the doctors, nurses, service personnel, farmworkers, and anyone else with a connection to the Sanatorium.

For the first time, I have included Craig County stories since Catawba and Craig are so closely connected. The Craig section is a delightful story by guest writer and longtime friend Betty Munsey, who shares her childhood years visiting her Grandparents Smith in Paint Bank. I share some personal experiences of good times in our neighboring county.

I have an enjoyable article of the most recognized couple in Catawba, Frankie and Louise Garman, which will appeal to everyone. It portrays their lives together in the late 1940s, resulting in a lifetime together spanning 65 years.

The last residents of the Garman Homeplace are in an article that covers Will and Louemma Garman, Paul and Stacil Garman, and Gene and Truddy Garman.

Seven other articles cover a variety of subject matters for informative and enjoyable reading.

Echoes From Catawba Volume 2


Granny Taylor of Possum Holler is a biography of Winnie Earl Garman Taylor. It will take you on a journey through almost one hundred and nine years with a woman that will amaze you and impact your emotions in countless ways. Honesty, humility, caring, fearless, hard-working, funny and selflessness are but a few of her attributes. If you as a reader knew her over the years, then let this book be a refreshing walk down memory lane while learning some things about her that you missed along the way. If you are meeting her for the first time, you are in for a real treat. More about Vol. 2

Echoes From Catawba Volume 1

“Growing Up In Catawba Valley, Appalachia” is a collection of stories from the early 1900s through the mid-1950s. Read about this simple way of life in Catawba Valley. Told through the eyes of families that experienced growing up in the Appalachian mountains. More about Vol. 1

This 6X9″, 175-page hardcover book includes true stories, history, and images from beautiful Catawba Valley.

Order a set of signed, hardcover collectors edition of Volumes 1, 2 and 3 for $75.99 (includes shipping and tax)

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