About Chris Crowder
My name is Chris Crowder. I became interested in the Village of Avalon back in the early 1990's. In 2000, my wife and I researched and explored the area. And shortly thereafter this site was born. In 2011, as the 100th anniversary of the mill fire neared, the Village of Avalon began haunting me once more. After a ton of additional research, I rewrote the entire text which now includes information from over fifty different sources. In January 2015, I went over this site again and fixed a few flubs and boo-boos my eyes failed to catch before. I reworded parts of the story and added one photo. Also, I altered the site design to improve usability and rendering on mobile devices.
I currently live in Saint Helens, Oregon. My wife and I moved away from North Carolina in October of 2014. I grew up near Reidsville, North Carolina and have lived in the townships of Mayodan and Madison, NC.
Photography and writing are my main interests these days.
You can see my photography on my website at ChrisCrowder.com
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