Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in or just neat postcards

Archive for the tag “Watauga County NC”

Fire truck

I found this behind the 1941 Mabel school building in Mabel NC (Watauga County).  I am no expert, but I think this is a late 1930s or early 1940s General Motors  International unit.  It was modded by Buffalo Appliance Company.  The badge and any identifying marks are gone.  I couldn’t get inside because a bee colony had taken up residence and they were buzzing around acting annoyed.  I did manage to take a picture of the interior, though.  If you have better data on this, please let me know.
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Cove Creek High School

My buddy and I were over on old 421 viewing at a Garage Museum (I’ll post it later) when we looked over and saw what certainly resembled a WPA-era building.  We drove to it and were awed by the scale and style of this old school, Cove Creek High School.  It’s between Sugar Grove and Sherwood NC, in Watauga County, at 36.26318, -81.78538.   It’s an historic site and should be, since it was built by local people using local stone during the Second New Deal in 1941.  I’m not being mean, but schools these days just aren’t this impressive.
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Here are the pertinent plaques:

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