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Boone NC

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History

Big Sam

If you are 60 years of age or older you may remember seeing and or hearing about “Big Sam”.

Big Sam was the visible forerunner of the present transportation system operating in Watauga County.

Many people would not believe that the present rural national transportation system got its start here in Watauga county.

In 1967 a retired couple from Florida gave WAMY Community Action – A Community Action Agency operating in the four (4) counties of Watauga, Avery, Mitchell and Yancy Counties a used 1962 Mercury Station Wagon as a tax write-off.

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