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“The Art of Comptonology and the War of Northern Aggression” – by Clifford B. Davids

I learned a great deal about the tumultuous life of Lucius Bunyan Compton during my three years at Eliada Homes. In his youth he was a rascal and ne’er-do-well, spending his days smoking tobacco and drinking bootleg whiskey. After he was saved … Continue reading

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“From the Bricks of Ben Lippen to the Friday Night Drums” – The Evolution of Pritchard Park in Asheville, North Carolina – by Clifford B. Davids

On any given Friday night in downtown Asheville, N.C. you can hear the rolling sounds of congas, tom toms, and bongos echoing through the streets. Long-time residents or frequent visitors to the city know the sound to be the Friday … Continue reading

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“A Strange and Subversive Time” – Eliada Orphanage during World War II – by Clifford Davids

I was lucky enough to get a private glimpse into the heart and mind of Lucius Bunyan Compton, the founder of Eliada Orphanage – but only with a little help from one of his orphanage daughters. She had been among … Continue reading

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“Concerning The Fiery Trial” – The State of North Carolina vs. Lucius Bunyan Compton

(This posting was edited from a series of four articles which appeared in The Asheville Times from Oct. 20-23, 1943.) Asheville, N.C.—A Buncombe County jury on Thursday afternoon cleared the Reverend Lucius Bunyan Compton, former head of Eliada Orphanage, of … Continue reading

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“Things as They Were at Eliada Orphanage” – as written by Reverend Lucius Bunyan Compton

“My mind is directed today to look back upon the earlier days of my life. I was born in Haywood County, North Carolina, on April 21, 1875, in a one room log cabin, with a clap-board roof and a slab … Continue reading

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“Another Glorious Eliada Camp!” – by Lucius Bunyan Compton

“Another glorious Camp Meeting has come and gone. We convened on the evening of August 11th with a grand opening Rally and a record-breaking audience, and closed Sunday night, August 20th, with another wondrous victory. At no time in our … Continue reading

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“The Prodigal Son of Eliada Orphanage” – the interview with John David Carter

I was fortunate to know John David Carter for well over a decade before he passed away in 2013. His friendship was fully entertaining, and the many stories he told me about his life made for a fascinating tale of … Continue reading

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