Have you ever wondered what life was like in Mitchell County 50, 75 or even 100 years ago? Can a picture really do the job of 1,000 words? Perhaps if the picture is like those collected in a new pictorial history of Mitchell County. On Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Toe River historian and author Michael C. Hardy will present a program on the new book at the Spruce Pine Library. The proceeds from copies sold that evening will support the Mitchell County Historical Society.