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for The State Vol. 23 Issue 24, Apr 1956
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William Mills, a wounded Tory during the Revolutionary War, hid in a cave on Sugar Loaf Mountain, returning after the Revolution to become the first white settler of Henderson County. Sharpe details the history, geography, development, and economic conditions of Henderson County.
Two notable things about Henderson County are the new General Electric Company Plant and that it is the home of Carl Sandburg. He is a world famous writer, an accomplished folklorist, and a widely praised poet. Currently, he is working on a biography of Abraham Lincoln.
Long before the final uplift of the Carolina mountains, a magnificent river drained the region, with branches heading toward Virginia and Asheville. However, the ancient stream was overshadowed by the tributaries of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers.