Sunday, April 7, 2013

Whippoorwill Academy, Wilkes County, North Carolina


And sometimes you find barn quilts where you don't expect them.

This is located on the side of a small gift shop up in Wilkes County - the same county where I photographed that sad falling-down barn with the neglected barn quilt.

This shop is part of a collection of buildings that were brought together on one site to show how people lived during the 1800's. It includes a replica of the cabin that Daniel Boone lived in while he lived in Wilkes County, the jail that once held Tom Dula (he of the Kingston Trio's song, Tom Dooley), and a log church among others.

The buildings weren't open when I found the site, but it was interesting to walk around them and see how simply people lived back then. 

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