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Zayante: 1940’s A reader shares her family’s life in Zayante -Text and Photos

This is a fascinating cluster of Zayante history was donated to my blogs by reader Noni McCullough Borden. They include 3 photos, and lots of local names! Enjoy! 354 Noni’s mother 1942

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Felton History: Old Felton Post Office ca. 1930’s

I believe this photo of the old Felton Post Office was taken circa 1930’s and was next door to the original Roy’s market, which was across the street from the later Roy’s before New Leaf took over.

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Felton History: Who Was Mrs. Rideout? (Photos series)

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Felton History: Heavenly Cafe – Lee Worley

Originally posted on Felton Homes and History:
This wonderful photo was donated by Larry Worley, Lee’s son. Lee Worley, Heavenly Cafe and Catering, Felton.

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Felton School: 1904 Receipt for Bell

This 1904 receipt was sent to me by Carol Harrington, who is related to H.A. De Wald, purchaser of the bell for Felton School and long time Felton resident:

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Hwy 9: “Big Trees Hwy” a Brief History

I thought this comment from local historian Derek Whaley was interesting enough to post. Also check out his AWESOME website: Derek Whaley Highway 9 has never officially been called Big Trees Highway. In fact, it hasn’t even been called … Continue reading

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Felton History: Sycamore Grove Resort Camp

Could this be Felton Grove or was there a Sycamore Grove Resort Camp somewhere off Hwy 9 near Felton? I’m including the front and back of this postcard with the hope that someone (Ronnie?) can also help me date the … Continue reading

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Zayante School: Circa 1940’s – Story + Photo

Story from reader Michael “Mickey” Barnhill: I also went to Zayante school, my name is Michael Barnhill (a.k.a.) Mickey. I was born in 1941. So think I started school in 1947. I rember the janitor’s house burned down, and him … Continue reading

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Felton History: 1920’s? Borland Truck

Felton Historian, Randall Brown, told me this company, Borland, was big in the area. Can anyone tell me more or help me date the photo using the truck & clothing as hints? The back of the photo says, “near Felton”. … Continue reading

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Felton History: 1951 – Little Miss Timber Day (3 photos)

Photo #1: Little Miss Timber Days, Jeannette Thompson, photo 1951: Photo #2: Pattie Dee Klein’s store on Hwy 9, South Felton, 1948. Courtesy Patsy (Klein) Wright. Photo #3: Patsy (Klein) Wright’s “foreign make” car.

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