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23813
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Lawrence Mazzanovich (1871-1959) was a famous impressionist style painter who eventually settled in Tryon, North Carolina. He was part of the Tryon Artist Colony, which included many artists from the early 1900s who were based out of Tryon.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 4 Issue 6, August 2010, p28-31, il, por Periodical Website
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23824
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Eunice Kathleen Waymon (1933-2003), the jazz singer known better by her stage name Nina Simone, was born in Tryon, North Carolina. Though the original house of Simone's childhood still stands, it is soon to be sold, causing the fate of this historic home to be uncertain.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 5 Issue 3, May 2011, p26-29, il, por Periodical Website
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23823
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The Civil War deeply divided Western North Carolina. The author provides a brief chronology of the conflict in the region and notes the current activities of area groups marking the 150th anniversary of the war.
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23854
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Overlooking the Johns River Gorge in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, Walter Alexander built Mayview Manor and introduced a new standard of Appalachian splendor. The history of this Manor lives on in photographs, even after it was closed in 1966 and demolished in 1978.
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23858
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Jazz singer Nina Simone's 1933 childhood home in Tryon will be restored and protected for years to come after a Kansas-based company, Nineteenth-Century restoration, offered to carry out a complete makeover.
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23870
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Ben Lovett is a rock 'n' roll filmmaker who left Hollywood for Asheville, North Carolina. He spends his time filming videos, writing and recording music, and scoring films.
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23874
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At an annual ceremony at the Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock, North Carolina, immigrants from around the world officially become U.S. citizens.
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23877
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Documentary filmmaker Jeremy Seifert resides just outside Asheville and met with WNC Magazine to discuss his filmmaking inspirations and upcoming projects. Seifert focuses on topics related to food and consumption in America.
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23906
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In 1975, Elvis Presley performed three shows in Asheville. Residents and attendees of those concerts remember Presley's visit as they prepare for celebrating the event's 40th anniversary.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 9 Issue 4, July/Aug 2015, p48-50, 52-53, il, por Periodical Website
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24123
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Hart Square is a historic site in Catawba County that consists of buildings collected from farms and ridges throughout Western North Carolina and the Piedmont. The village portrays the life of average people in nineteenth and early-twentieth century Western North Carolina and hosts a number of events to keep this history alive.
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Tourism agencies call Western North Carolina “The Land of the Sky,” but few know the history of how the phrase was coined. In 1875, Salisbury author Frances Fisher Tiernan. known professionally as Christian Reid, published “The Land of the Sky; or, Adventures in Mountain By-Ways,” which was set in Western North Carolina. The book was extremely popular and within a few years, the title became a common marketing phrase for hotels and other businesses in the region.
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26912
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The Great Flood of 1916 wreaked destruction in Western North Carolina. After a recording breaking 22 inches in 24 hours, the French Broad crested at over 23 feet. Memories of the resulting devastation in Asheville, Henderson County, Rutherford County, and Gaston County, still haunt the area. Building codes and general awareness keep Western North Carolina citizens prepared for the next major storm.
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27669
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Born and raised in Jackson County, North Carolina, “Dr.” John Brinkley became a wealthy man as a swindler. He spent most of his adult life performing questionable medical treatments, building a radio station to draw in customers, and running for office. Although he spent most of his life living in Kansas and Texas, Brinkley still visited Jackson County and owned property there.
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For decades, Steve Martin has evolved and diversified his career, finding a refuge in bluegrass of late. In an interview with Martin, he discusses his banjo playing, song writing, life in Asheville, and his band the Steep Canyon Rangers.
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29598
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The 1938 Masonic Marker is located seventeen miles from Waynesville, North Carolina at the Balsam Gap Camp entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The marker is a monument featuring over six-hundred stones and minerals collected from other shrines, including Plymouth Rock, an Egyptian pyramid, and the White House.
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