Gold Hill celebrates Founders Day

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 24, 2011

GOLD HILL — Visitors to the 22nd annual Gold Hill Founders Day Celebration on Saturday experienced life from a bygone era.
The event featured antiques, arts and crafts, heritage living displays and demonstrations like glass-bead making and gold panning, as well as the popular parade.
The annual Gold Hill Founders Day celebrates the heritage of the town that once was the gold mining capital of North Carolina and the richest gold mining territory east of the Mississippi.
Now a small community, Gold Hill boasts a 70-acre park and numerous restored shops in the mining village.