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The L. Vincent Lowe, Jr., Business Award is the highest preservation award given to a state business for promoting protection of architectural resources in the state. The Mast General Store received the 1998 award. The store, located in Watauga County between Vilas and Banner Elk, was built in the 1880s and is one of the last of its kind. In 1973, it was included on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the summer of 1946, Franklin, North Carolina residents came together to save the sacred Cherokee “Mother Town” of Nikwasi, located in Franklin. History student, Nathaniel F. Holly agrues that although the Franklinites relied on their ideas of the “vanishing Indian” as support for their cause, ultimately, their efforts assisted with the disappearance of these Amerindians. However, the Cherokee Indians never disappeared from the Franklin area and their presence now forces Franklinites to consider the irony of this preservation effort.
Joe and Andrea Sloop restored and remodeled a vacant tin-roofed white-frame house in Zionville, North Carolina. The house was originally built by a Watauga County Civil War veteran returning home from the war. Parts of the house are made of the now rare and expensive wormy chestnut wood.