Asheville Citizen, April 28, 1969




W. Clark Medford

Haywood County historian, W. Clark Medford (1882 – 1974), won the award in 1969 for his publication, “The Middle History of Haywood County with Story Supplement,” chronicling the history of the county. Medford had previously written a number of other historical books including: “The Early History of Haywood County”, (1961); “Mountain People, Mountain Times,” (1963); “Land O’ The Sky,” (1965);” “Great Smoky Mountains Stories and Sun Over Ol’ Starlin’” (1966).