STANLEY, N.C. -- Stanley, North Carolina is one of the oldest towns in Gaston County, actually beginning in the 1700's.
A gold prospector named Stanley panned for gold in a creek that came to bear his name. Mr. Stanley left the area but the name stayed.
The Brevard Station Museum was begun in 1991 as a repository for historical artifacts and information pertaining to the region around the town of Stanley.
The museum provides an array of exhibits for visitors. Permanent displays begin with a representation of the coming of gold miners to the area, and the discovery of a rare, wild magnolia by French Botanist, Andre Michaux´.
Other exhibits depict the actual origination of the small town; information and artifacts regarding the textile industry; past businesses; town government happenings; farm life; vintage clothing and other articles showing early domestic life.
This morning, Larry took us to the museum in downtown Stanley on Larry's Look.
It was an up-close look at the facility -- which offers a glimpse of the history of small-town America. One of the most interesting artifacts is the very first television in the town -- from the 1940s!
For more about the museum, go to: www.brevardstation.com.