Time: September 18, 2013 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: West Asheville Library
Street: 942 Haywood Road
Website or Map: http://www.buncombecounty.org…
Event Type: slide, presentation, discussion, and, book, signing
Organized By: West Asheville Library and Rick Russell
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2013
Slide presentation and discussion about Robert Henry and the Sulphur Springs. Book signing to follow.
Robert Henry is a character more suited for fiction than nonfiction. While just a boy, he fought with the Overmountain Men at Kings Mountain and battled British troops along the Catawba River. As a surveyor, he helped mark the boundary line between Tennessee and North Carolina. He had a long career as a prominent attorney and owned the famous Sulphur Springs resort. Yet while Henry is one of western North Carolina's most accomplished ancestors, he is also one of the most eccentric. He preferred to dress in moccasins and traveled with a walking stick nearly as tall as he. Some said he had the gift of foresight and was able to predict his own death. Join author Richard Russell as he navigates the unusual, contradictory and fascinating life of Robert Henry.