East Asheville: sites, history & future
Read this tour of East Asheville sites, from the top of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the commercial edge of Tunnel Road. It's also a story about community. Photo is of Bethesda Cemetery cleaning.
Mary Ellen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, speaks at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 7 p.m., Thursday, April 6. Read about the event and read her essay.
Appalachian food memory
Novel of apple heritage
In Rose Senehi's new novel, Carolina Belle, Belle McKenzie says, “We’re living in the last days of the Southern apple...Maybe ninety percent are now extinct.” Following her business passion—an orchard revival movement—alongside her romantic problems provides a long overdue treatment of Western North Carolina apple history in fiction. Read more.
1942: hunters in Haywood County get ready to go chase bear. Read more.
Job Barnard's Civil War portrait
At age 26, Job Dillingham Barnard enlisted in the Black Mountain Guards at Democrat on July 23, 1861, and was elected 1st Lieutenant. Job’s maternal grandfather, Absalom Dillingham, had been a first settler of the Big Ivy area. Read more.
Snake handling, 1985
Charles Prince explained his faith and practice in a 1985 story when the Haywood County sheriff confiscated snakes. Read more.
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.
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Posted by Rob Neufeld on April 17, 2017 at 2:30pm
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