For the history buffs among us: you might be interested to learn that the City of Asheville has recently released area maps showing the progression of development in Buncombe County over the past 66 years.
According to the City, the USDA took the pictures in the post WWII era. Then, the pictures were hidden away and forgotten. Luckily for us, they were rediscovered by a summer IT intern, who then decided to digitize them!
If you're interested in taking a trip back in time, check out the link below: