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Celebrating Mount Mitchell State Park's 100th

One hundred years ago this month, a bill passed the state legislature to make Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River at 6,684 feet, the first state park in North Carolina. 417 more words

Things To Do

6 Spectacular Images of Snow from Our Collections

The snow is falling outside, and on day like this we can’t resist browsing our collections and taking a look at how the people of yesteryear celebrated (or coped with, depending on your viewpoint) winter weather. 165 more words

History

#517 Dovey Coe by Frances O'Roark Dowell

Dovey Coe by Frances O’Roark Dowell

The mountains of North Carolina are a beautiful place, but in the hollows and shadows of the mountains there are little settlements housing tight-knit communities. 840 more words

Fiction

Pisgah Sky

I am fortunate to have a house in the North Carolina mountains with one of the best views of the Pisgah Forest you will find.  I have taken many shots from it, some good, some bad, but every now and then you get a special one.   40 more words

Sunset

The Gambler and the Pata-Guccis

There was a silver fox, flocked in a surly beard and thick mud flap around his collar that reminded me of Kenny Rogers. He was right there in the Desperation Pool. 1,115 more words

Sporting Life

Looking Glass Falls

The beauty of photographing a popular (tourist trap) waterfall in the winter is there is a good chance you will be the only one there. Therefore you don’t have to wait 30 minutes for the moment to capture a photo without that someone you don’t know in your shot.   81 more words

North Carolina Mountains