Yesterday: Pastoral pasture

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 31, 2011

Susan Goodman Sides, who has a vast postcard collection, submitted this postcard from November 1919 with a disclaimer: ‘I don’t know the farm Cloverland in Mount Ulla, and I don’t know B.B. Miller. I would love some information on the story behind this card.’ According to Post files, Bachman Brown ‘B.B.’ Miller was a farmer, attorney, judge and politician, but if he favored any of those professions, it was raising polled Herefords. He was the first judge to preside over Rowan County Court in 1909. He also was attorney for Rowan County, had a private law practice, was elected to the state Senate in 1915 and was the first president of the N.C. Hereford Breeders Association. He died June 17, 1965. His wife, Lelia, died in 1988 at age 97.