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Unexplained and unsolved mysteries have occurred in North Carolina over the centuries. One of them is the Brown Mountain Lights seen in Burke County as wavering, mysterious lights, rising above the mountain ridge, hovering, and then fading away. Although thousands of North Carolinians have seen them, no satisfactory explanation of what causes them has ever been offered.
The Old '97 was the famous wreck near Danville, Virginia and the North Carolina state line in 1903. It was the fastest train on the Southern Line but she was forty-five minutes late and lost control trying to pick up speed. The wreck was immortalized in a ballad, and the engine that pulled the Old '97 is still in on the Marion to Rock Hill branch of the Southern Railway.
Linville Caverns, the only known underground caverns in North Carolina, will be opened to the public by late summer. This newest development in the famed Linville region is expected to become one of the leading tourist attractions in western North Carolina.
Human designed crafts of wood and glass could be found in the Parkway Crafts Center, which the author notes began as a home for textile tycoon Moses Cone. As for nature’s craftsmanship, Moose suggested that could be found in the Craftsman Trail nature walk and forest containing trees such as shagbark hickory. For visitors interested in camping, boating, fishing, horseback riding, and carriage riding, she included information about the nearby Price Campground.