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Can you identify these people?
These were found in an estate sale, and are believed to be people from Hickory.

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Alex Floyd
Associate Librarian

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The Rhodes Room
Open: Tuesday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday & Monday

The following pictures, including the one above, have people that cannot be identified. 
If you have any information about them please email us at

group photo

We know the people in this picture, but we are not quite sure which name goes with which person.  We do know that the man standing third from the left is Rev. J. D. Andrew, the President.  (Members of the faculty that year --according to the Catawba News Enterprise -- were J.J. Ingle, J. Lawrence Eason, W. Farel Warlick, Fanny Clapp, A. C. Sherrill, Vena Little, Leona Young, Jewell Michael, Lizzie Bost and Mrs. Dr. John C. Clapp.  Matching the faces and the names is our current challenge.

Catawba County HS Band 1928
This is the Catawba County High School Band from 1928.  W. Farel Warlick was the director.

Band photo, 1929
This is another picture of the Catawba County High School Band from around 1929.

This next group of pictures is from the Kardulis Collection. 
These people are Sherrills or have some connection with the Sherrill family.

unknown photo
This man is believed to be a Sherrill.



  unknown photo     unknown photo
These two ladies were in the same box of pictures; the ladies may be sisters.


Mary Styles Jones, Zula Styles Ayers, and a cousin in front of
the  Brinkley Homeplace.

  Styles family

Styles Family Gathering
On Horses - Lon Styles, Clyde or Colonal Styles

Standing Up, Back Row - Aula Styles (Ayers), Mannilla Styles.

  Standing Up, Front Row - Bernice Styles, Phylis Styles.

Sherrill youngsters out for a buggy ride. 

  A Baptist church
A Baptist church in Catawba or Lincoln County.

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