the story of Sarah Gudger, an Old Fort woman who was born into slavery, emancipated at the age of 49, and lived to be 122.
The Carson House shares examples of intricate quilts
A barn behind the Carson House displays scores of antique tools, as well as a rare authentic covered wagon, which resident historian Jim Haney (right) describes to visitors.
Historic Carson House 1805 Hwy. 70 W., Marion Open seasonally Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 2-5 p.m.; $5 guided tours (828) 724-4948 historiccarsonhouse.com
Executive Director Linda Cloherty holds a piece of embroidery done by a young slave in 1832.