Oakley, now known as a large cluster of modest homes framed by River Ridge Mall, I-40, and Sweeten Creek Rd., had been a tight-knit, religious community in the days of steam engines and dairy cows. Read the stories about a place not in the spotlight.
Erik Larson & suspense
Larson, author of such non-fiction narratives as Devil in the White City, comes to Asheville, March 23, to talk about Dead Wake, his Lusitania story, now out in trade paper. Read interview and see about event.
Invention of Nature
Andrea Wulf's new book signals a sea change in society's thinking, reviving Alexander von Humboldt, the inventor of the concept of ecosystems, and showcasing a pantheon of natural history geniuses. Wulf's at Malaprop's, Sun., May 1. Read more.
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An 1877 diary reveals what it was like to come to Asheville for early treatment at Dr. Gleitsmann's sanitarium. His pamphlet displayed the view of Asheville to the left. Read more.
Tornadoes in WNC
Since 1950, only a couple of tornadoes have caused injuries in this region; and one caused a shocking couple of deaths. Read about it.
Vanderbilt Shirt Company
There was a factory in downtown Asheville, 1946-1968. It employed many women. Read about it.
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Danny Bernstein discusses her book, Forests, Alligators, Battlefields: My Journey Through the National Parks of the South at the Macon County Public Library, Apr. 22.
Edie Burnett reads from Mountain Echoes, her new book on Haywood County, at Blue Ridge Books Waynesville, Apr. 23.
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