I stumbled across this recently in one of the old stuff malls. This is the 50th anniversary booklet (standard size: 8.5 x 11″)(I’ve reduced it to fit on this page – snicker) issued by the ever mindful Chamber of Commerce. Eight pages, excluding front and back cover. It’s quite informative and well written. Population then was about 33,000. The mayor was Hugh Rule. C.K. Marsh apparently was the City Manager.
It also shows eight photos from the 1920s. And plenty from 1966-67, which is, well, hell, 50 years ago.
Notice how a) the car tire tracks are really black and 2) it apparently was normal to go directly from Watauga to Sullivan without slamming into the circle.