WAGS will meet on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in the Jones Meeting Room, Johnson City Public Library at 6:30 PM.

WAGS August meeting is titled, “Lost Cove, NC, The Life and Death of a Thriving Community”. Christy A. Smith, who wrote a thesis with this title, will give a presentation about Lost Cove, a ghost town in Yancey County, NC. She will discuss the beginning of Lost Cove, the families and self-sustaining elements including crops, herbs, etc. Christy will also talk about the Carolina Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad’s relationship with Lost Cove families, timber sales, moonshine making, religion and school, as well as how Lost Cove came to an end.

4 September — Orphan Trains — Lois Wetzel
2 October — Help the Archivist Help You! — Donna Cox Briggs
6 November — Morning View Confederates — Bill Hicks
? December — Carter Mansion Christmas

WAGS Help Night in the Tennessee Room of the Johnson City Public Library will be Tuesday, August 14th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Please email wagsnetn40@gmail.com at least 6 hours in advance, if you plan to come to the Help Night. Or stop by the reference desk on the second floor of the library and fill out a form. You might include a brief summary of your question/s to help us prepare.


WAGS Board of Directors’ Meeting: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson City Public Library.