A party and a book sale wrapped in a single event.Black Mountain authors AMY ALLEN, SHERIDAN HILL, JEFF HUTCHINS, MARTHA JANE PETERSON, NANCY POLING, JERALD POPE, and KITTY RICHARDS will be selling their children's books, memoirs, and fiction.The Monte Vista Hotel will provide hor d'oeuvres. Cash bar.See More
Looking for the perfect "stocking stuffer" for the mystery lover on your shopping list? Here's a virtual "boxed" set of the first three books of the Matt Davis Mystery Series by Joe Perrone Jr. of Hendersonville. The Kindle offering is only $6.99 for three complete novels and makes an excellent gift. Included are: As the Twig is Bent, Opening Day (A 2012 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion recipient), and Twice Bitten.…See More
The Black Mountain Authors Guild will present the second annual Holiday Book Sale at the Monte Vista Hotel on Thursday, December 21st, from 5 until 7. All books are written by local authors and cover genres from children’s picture books to memoirs to historical novels. This year, there will be a drawing, with the winner getting a box-o-books by the BMAG authors. Authors include Amy Allen (“Summoning the Mountains”), Lois Chazen (Loving Ruby, Maddy Magoo's Animal Rescues:Tugen), Pat Christie…See More
100 years measures up to a shining example for Ruth Houstonby Rob Neufeld One hundred years of experience, recalled with immediate clarity, has led Avery County native Ruth Greene Houston to come to certain conclusions about how a humane society works. Having left her childhood behind at…See More
Immerse yourselves in WNC’s best literature, 2013by Rob Neufeld The focus for this season’s pick-fest is on books by Western North Carolina authors who have struck out, this year, in new directions and harnessed powerful urges. If you love books, you come to love authors, and follow them as if they are personal projects. So, to begin: Guests on Earth by Lee Smith (Algonquin Books hardcover, 345 pages, $25.95) All the promotion about this novel is…See More
Join us on Friday, December 20th at 6 p.m. as Gary Carden offers up Appalachian Christmas tales at City Lights Bookstore. Carden will talk about old rituals still practiced and some of his own childhood memories of Christmas in the mountains, including some of the leaner years during WWII when rationing was at its peak. He will also talk about some of the stories featured in Eliot Wiggington’s Foxfire Christmas. Gary Carden is an award-winning Appalachian author, playwright and folklorist.…See More
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Yes, there is some documented evidence regarding Palmer and the 15th Penn. Cav. staying at Hickory Nut Gap.
Keep in mind, I have not looked at this in several years so some of it is not that fresh in my mind. There are a number of places in the record that indicate Palmer was there. He sent dispatches back to Tennessee that indicated they were sent from "Hickory Nut Gap." I'd have to dig a little to find a couple of those.
When the Civil War Trails people asked me about it I pointed them to the writing of Capt. Weand of the 15th Penn. It's on page 508 of Weand's account of the war called Our last Campaign, He leaves no doubt that they were at Hickory Nut Gap and that the highlands he referes to are the meadows at Berarwallow Mountain. I do not think there is any other highland location that would provide forage for 1,300 horses. If you would like to read the whole thing it is on the Civil War Trails marker on Highway 74 just accross the road from Hickory Nut Gap Farm. Back then it was called Sherrill''s Inn.
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