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Frank Vance

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Local storyteller Frank Vance, whose "words of wisdom" he calls "Distilled Thoughts" appear throughout this website, is a pillar in the Avery County community.  His excellent memory has preserved many of the local old-timers tales, which he heard from his grandfathers, uncles and cousins, while growing up in Avery County.  He is best known for his role as General Manager of the "Grandfather Mountain Highland Games" held each year.  Many of Frank's local history stories can be read in the "Avery County Heritage Scrapbook 1999" and the "Avery County Heritage Book 2005", available for purchase in the Avery County Museum Store.    

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