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Asheville: Mountain Majesty (An Illustrated History) (2007)
by Lou Harshaw
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0914875353, Paperback)Sometimes called the Paris of the South, Asheville, North Carolina, is known for its grand mountain views, rich and diverse culture, deep-rooted artistic heritage, historic architecture, and the legendary Biltmore Estate. Asheville: Mountain Majesty is an excellent source for discovering, or rediscovering, these and other facets of the city and its history.
A lifelong resident of Asheville and regional historian, author Lou Harshaw offers a firsthand look at the history and development of this magnificent city by drawing upon a host of historical sources as well as an extensive oral tradition. She follows the development of Asheville from village to town to city, always reflecting the feeling of the times. The result is a journey through time, documenting the evolution of one of the most intriguing cities in the United States.
Asheville: Mountain Majesty is enhanced by a wealth of period images, complemented by the author's contemporary photography, illustrating the people and places that make Asheville and Western North Carolina a premiere travel destination.
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"History, development, and cultural diversity of Asheville, North Carolina, both chronological and topical. Discusses Cherokees, Scots-Irish pioneers, Civil War, sanatoriums, logging, conservation, Thomas Wolfe, tourism, urban redevelopment and preservation. Describes the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grove Park Inn, George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, 1916 flood, Art Deco architecture. Over 400 photographs"--Provided by publisher.
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