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Editor’s note: This article features news and photos from past editions of the Watauga Democrat.

When the Fourth of July parade rolls down West King Street on July 4, 2019, trucks, cyclists and walkers will literally be following in the footsteps of history from a century before.

On Nov. 14, 1938, excited residents of the High Country gathered on a fall Monday to celebrate the gala opening of The Appalachian Theatre in Boone.

Elections, elections and elections were the theme from this week in the 1972, 1988 and 2000 editions of the Watauga Democrat.