Tag Archives: Hendersonville NC

Let the bells peal!

There are two places in today’s Appalachia where you can hear an authentic peal of the churchbells: at Breslin Tower in Convocation Hall at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, and at Patton Memorial Tower in St James’ Episcopal Church in Hendersonville, NC. “What are you talking about?” you may say. “Why, my […]

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The MM Shepherd store of Hendersonville, NC

Sturdy oak rocking chairs beside a pot-bellied stove, shelves generously filled with the needs of farm families, and, more than anything else, Mrs. M.M. Shepherd herself, accounted for the popularity of Shepherd’s store. Susan Frances Patton Shepherd had had no experience as a merchant, nor had her three daughters and a son left her time […]

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