High Shoals, NC

High Shoals, NC Now and Then

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Pictures of the week.

We have been notified that we have filled the pictures of the week area and can't add anything else there unless we delete some of the older pictures which we don't want to do so we are working on a…Continue

Started Oct 13, 2013

Who is this man with Ocie Farmer??
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 This is Ocie Farmer at the High Shoals Mill Dam, can any one ID the man, the picture is from about 1930.  click on "Continue" to see the pictures.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve D.Bailey Oct 20, 2013.


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Posting videos on the web site

If you would like to post videos on this web site it is easy to establish a Photobucket account and then download the files here.  Go to Photobucket.com and you can load pictures and videos.  It's free to a point but if you want the mor advanced, it's $30.00 a year to set up your account.  I have used this for about 10 years for a catalyst for posting pictures and videos.

Posted on September 14, 2011 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Bob Rice, If you known Bob Rice PLEASE respond to this by adding a "Remember When"

Melea Jimenz writes:


Many of you know Bob Rice and are aware that he is courageously battling kidney cancer.  Bob grew up in High Shoals with my dad, Avery Tucker.  My name is Melea-Tucker Jimenez.  My dad Avery also courageously fought lung cancer and went to be with the Lord on September 10th of 2009.  My mom is Martha Withers Tucker and my Grandparents are Robert & Rudy Tucker and Ralph & Olie Withers, all of High Shoals.


The Rice family lived one…


Posted on August 5, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

A book "Cotton Mill, Commercial Features" By Daniel Augustus Tompkins

D.A. Tompkins bought the land and water rights in 1892 to build the cotton mill which started production on October 1, 1901. This is a book that he wrote in 1899. The book goes into great detail from the development of the cotton mill village, the raw cotton, the building of the community, building the factory, and the shipping of the finished product world wide. It was reprinted by the Univerity of Michigan Library and can be viewed at the address below..

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Posted on April 2, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

DVD High Shoals, NC The Cotton Mill Years Now available

This DVD is now available at Drums Florist in Lincolnton, NC. Many people have helped to put this project together from donating pictures to stories and information on High Shoals. David Foster was a great help in the project.

Jeffery Lynn Reed was also very helpful in donating his music to the project.

Thanks to all who worked on this window into the past.

Posted on March 31, 2010 at 4:30pm

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At 1:15pm on July 4, 2013, Patsy Cashion said…

Thanks.  High Shoals will always have a special place in my heart because I used to visit my grandmother and grandfather there every Sunday.  

At 7:48am on April 23, 2012, George Bryne said…

I live just outside of High Shoals. Our home was in the building code boundry outsied the city limits.  My wife and I ran Hardin Dairy for 10 years.


At 9:01pm on June 23, 2011, lewis christopher garrison said…
Yes you did work with dad. We were neighbors when I was 5 yrs. old. These old photos are amazing.
At 8:50pm on January 16, 2011, Gary Rudisill said…

Hey Steve,

I noticed nobody has ever uploaded a video so I thought I would be the first to do it, I was wanting to upload a home video from my personal files which was formated in Quicktime but it had to have the embed code to upload so I was lost, so I went to a website called "streetfire.net" where I have uploaded my videos before and there I could copy the embed code and paste it on the High Shoals website to upload the video and it worked fine. So do you have any advise on how to upload videos without the embed code just like we do with the photos or could the website be set up to accept videos the same as the photos, I feel like they would be a lot more videos posted if they were easier to upload.

Thanks, Gary

At 11:03pm on January 11, 2011, Kevin Dennis Mauney said…
Thanks Steve...............Kevin Mauney
At 8:43pm on December 29, 2010, Stan Lanier said…

This is a great site.   Brings back a lot of memories.   Growing up in High Shoals during the 50's was really the best time and place a child could ask for.  I will be spending a lot of time catching up with the photos.    Glad to be a member.


Stan Lanier 

At 1:39pm on October 10, 2010, Donnie Bailey Barnes said…
At 1:38pm on October 10, 2010, Donnie Bailey Barnes said… to "Gene Gore! I remember you. You and Steve Bailey were in a fight and when Steve finally started to get the upper hand, I had to punch out your older brother to keep him from pulling him off of you!! Your mother came and yelled at my mother, telling her to keep me away from your brother. She called me an ugly name, but I know it was just because she was angry!! If you haven't guessed, I'm Steve's sister! Donnie"
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At 11:34pm on June 08, 2010, Libby Reel gave Steve D.Bailey a gift
At 11:27pm on June 8, 2010, Libby Reel said…
Steve, Dale Punch e-mailed the link and it let me , when I tryed before I could not get in. I was going to call you but I kept forgetting. I really like what you have done. Some of those pictures are in my mind ( the old pictures). "Libby" Karen Elizabeth Icard Reel.
At 5:52am on June 1, 2010, Amy Padgett said…
Hey Mr. Bailey. Just wanted to say thanks for all your help. The video you made is more then I could have ever ask for. Sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to you but my job and the early hours get in the way some times. I really enjoyed meeting you and your wife. You guys are so nice. I told Maw Maw Toney (AKA Betty Jo) lol about all the stuff you had at your shop and she would like to come with me next time. Maybe if you have time Wednesday we could get together. Also thanks for the donation of the CD's going to sell them at meeting and tell every one about this wonderful web site you have created. Thanks again. Hope to see you tonight :-)!!!!!

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