Peak your Interest – Friends of the Library – July 10, 2015

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Please join us at the
Albert-Carlton Cashiers Community Library
Friday, July 10th  1-3pm
for “Settling Cashiers”
a FREE program on Early Cashiers History presented by Cashiers Historical Society at ‘Peak Your Interest’ – a summer education series offered by Friends of the Library.
Carol Bryson, one year after the publication of her acclaimed book, Glenville and Cashiers…..From the Records, Volume One, is now hard at work on Volume Two which will cover in detail the earliest settlers in Cashiers Valley. She will reveal how she has uncovered surprising new details of the founding families through the use of the original land grants, deeds and other records. She will show, with her own created maps, the exact location of the property initially owned by the towns-people.

Keven Hawkins will entertain you with the amazing life story and the mysterious disappearance of his ancestor, Rev. William Thomas Hawkins, who was called the Shepherd of the Hills. The reverend at age 73 was well known throughout the entire section and was well acquainted with these rugged mountains having hunted and fished the entire region many times. One evening he left home to search for a missing cow and when he did not return, the efforts of posses of more than 400 persons failed to find any trace of him. The end of the story will astound you.

Jane Nardy will bust the printed ghost story of her great-great-Aunt, Emily Leona Zachary Moody Heaton who supposedly turned into a white owl at her death and haunted the guests at High Hampton Inn. You will learn the true story of her life, illustrated with tin-types and photographs, from the time of her birth in Cashiers Valley in 1846 until her tragic death in 1897.

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