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Dr. Evelyn Scales Thompson Collection

Photographs and items related to the African American community in Mount Airy, especially the James M. Scales family and JJ Jones High School. Items include photographs, yearbooks, and family memoirs.

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James and Martha Dyson Dobson

James and Martha Dyson Dobson built their homes on Parker Road in Surry County in the late 1800s. Land was given by Martha's father Robert Dyson of Mount Airy.

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Lula Scales, Emma Dobson Scales, Alice Green Smith, Rosa Greeen Tucker and Viola Tucker Dobson, Ransom Scales, Joseph Scales, James Tucker and Ernest Dobson.

L to R Front: Lula Scales, Emma Dobson Scales, Alice Green Smith, Rosa Greeen Tucker and Viola Tucker Dobson. L to R Rear: Ransom Scales, Joseph Scales, James Tucker and Ernest Dobson.

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Pearl Scales Hill, Emma Scales, Joyce Scales Payne

L to R: Pearl Scales Hill (daughter), Emma Scales (mother), Joyce Scales Payne (daughter); photo taken in front yard of the Scales family home on Parker Road in Surry County in the 1940s.

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John Lee Mittman

John Lee Mittman stands in front of his Auto Body Shop on South Street in Mount Airy, NC

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Bernard "Coot" Tucker

Bernard "Coot" Tucker was one of the earlier morticians in Mount Airy. He inspects his work in about 1956.

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Dr. Evelyn Scales Thompson

Dr. Evelyn Scales Thompson reviews the newly published Arcadia book in 2000: Around Surry County. She served as president of the African American Genealogical Society at the time. Photograph taken in 2000 in her home.

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1st Sergeant Carlen Gray Scales

1st Sergeant Carlen Gray Scales of Surry County, N.C. Photograph taken 1956

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Veronica Scales and Donald Brady

Veronica Scales- wedding to Donald Brady in 2005

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Roger Scales, Evelyn Scales, James Hill, Sambo (pet dog), Bobby Scales

Roger Scales, Evelyn Scales, James Hill (nephew), Sambo (pet dog), Bobby Scales poses by the family home in Surry County in 1938

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Roger Scales, James Hill, Bobby Scales with Sambo

L to R-Roger Scales, James Hill, Bobby Scales with Sambo (pet dog). Photograph is taken in front yard of family home on Parker Road in Surry County in 1939.

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Elder Morgan and Ronald Morgan baptizing John William Scales

Elder Morgan of the Stateline Primitive Baptist Church prepares to baptize John William Scales with the assistance of son Ronald at the Ararat River in Mount Airy, about 2001.

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Teresa and Rodney Rosser with mother Maggie Rosser

L to R- Teresa and Rodney Rosser with mother Maggie Rosser at Cross Creek Country Club wedding reception of Veronica and Donald Brady 2005

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Carlos Scales

Carlos Scales age 14. Son of Ronald and Elizabeth Scales of Surry County.

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Carlos Scales

Carlos Scales at State Line Primitive Baptist Church in Surry County attending sister Veronica's wedding- 2005

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Rodney and Teresa Rosser with daughter McKenzie

Rodney and Teresa Rosser with daughter McKenzie at graduation from high school in 2013

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Carlen Gray Scales

Carlen Gray Scales sits with pet cat Kitty at Evelyn Scales Thompson's home on Parker Road in Mount Airy

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Bobby Scales, Charlie Sifford, Evelyn Scales Thompson, Joseph Scales and Rodger Scales

L to R Golfer Bobby Scales, Pro Golfer Charlie Sifford, Evelyn Scales Thompson, Joseph Scales and Rodger Scales pose in the yard of the Parker Road home in 2000

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Ernest Wade Dobson and Bernese Dobson Witherspoon

Jimmy Dobson

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Viola Tucker Dobson and Ernest Dobson

Pastor Elder Joseph Scales

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David Green and John Scales

David Green and John Scales on a Sunday afternoon at the family home on Parker Road- taken in the 1930s

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Baptism of Nora Taylor

Baptism of Nora Taylor conducted by Elder Joseph Scales and Andrew Taylor in a local river near Mount Airy in the 1940s

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Elder Joseph Scales

Elder Joseph Scales stands in the yard of his home on Parker Road in Surry County in the 1940s

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Melvin Morrison in his recycling business office

Melvin Morrison in his recycling business office in Elkin, NC in 2005

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Rodney David Rosser

Rodney David Rosser graduation from Mount Airy High School in 1985

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JJ Jones High School Reunion

Graduates of the JJ Jones High School in Mount Airy attend school reunion in 2005. L to R- Helen Strickland Taylor, Christine Tatum, Joseph Green, Geraldine Taylor Morgan, Evelyn Scales, Evelyn Tatum and Bobby Mittman.

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Mittman's Body Shop

Mittman's Body Shop on South Street in Mount Airy

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Unknown Women

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Unknown Women

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Members of the Scales Family

Members of the Scales Family attend the family reunion held at the Ruritan Building in Flat Rock, NC. Admiring the display of family photographs are John Scales, Brenda Scales, Joseph and Levester Cobb.

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Unknown Group

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Unknown Men

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Unknown Family

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Albert Johnson

Albert Johnson 2002

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Lettie Stewart

Mrs. Lettie Stewart Jan. 2001

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Unknown Couple

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Mary Mathew Dobson

Mary Mathew Dobson- Archer's wife- 2002

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Ben Franklin Mittman

Ben Franklin Mittman

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Mary Travis Tucker

Mary Travis Tucker

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Unknown Men

Photograph of Unknown Men

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Unknown Woman

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Walter Hughes

Walter Hughes of Pilot Mountain; photo taken 2000; he served as a Buffalo Soldier

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Fannie Gentry

Fannie Gentry served as an elementary school teacher in Dobson and JJ Jones High School.

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Unknown Women

photograph of Unknown Women

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Unknown Man and Woman

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Wesley and Elizabeth Dyson Helton

Wesley and Elizabeth Dyson Helton

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Unknown Gathering

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A group of Surry County School Personnel

A group of Surry County School personnel, including JJ Jones High School teachers gathering for a meeting. Photograph taken about 1960.Front row, from left: Unknown, Unknown, Virginia Galloway, Ms. Johnson, Gladys Neal Gwyn, Cordelia Nance, Eleanor…

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Moments In History: A documentary of the James M. Scales Family

History of the family of James M. Scales and wife Emma and their 13 children. Includes family memories, photographs and documents.

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The Indian (1959) JJ Jones High School

The Indian yearbook form JJ Jones High School dated 1959.

TITLE

Dr. Evelyn Scales Thompson Collection

SUBJECT

Surry County (N.C.)

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CREATOR

Dr. Evelyn Scales Thompson

CONTRIBUTOR

Dr. Evelyn Scales Thompson

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text

FORMAT

photograph

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