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22415
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At one time the great forests that blanketed Western North Carolina had been burned and almost flattened by the early settlers. However, there were three visionaries in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries--George W. Vanderbilt, Frederick L. Olmstead, and Dr. Carl Schenck--who began a conservation movement resulting in the creation of the Pisgah National Forest and a forest management school that was a model for the country--the Biltmore Forest School.
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22413
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North Carolina holds many festivals throughout the year, including the dogwood, collard, strawberry, and shad. Chase describes the newest one now in its second year at Mountain Farm near Burnsville--the Lavender Festival. The two-day event offers demonstrations on cooking with lavender and how to make essential oils. Also featured are garden tours, cultivation tips, and tasting some foods like lavender bread and ice cream.
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22414
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Painter and sculptor Wayne Trapp came with his wife, photographer Frederica Georgia, to Western North Carolina from Vermont in 1980. His home and workplace is located deep in the woods from Boone. There he works to fill an ever-expanding list of major sculpture commissions from individuals, corporations, and public institutions.
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22420
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Hendersonville resident Tom Fazio is one of the country's most prolific golf course designers. During his almost fifty years as an architect, he has designed around two hundred golf courses, including over eighteen in the North Carolina. He has been called upon to tweak some of the nation's most famous courses like August National, Pinehurst Numbers 6, 8, and 4, and Charlotte's Quail Hollow Country Club. His courses have received many awards and top rankings from the golf industry.
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22418
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After Daniel Boone, North Carolina's most famous mountain man was Big Tom Wilson, who was a noted guide, tracker, bear hunter, and master story teller who lived in Yancey County. However, it was leading a search party to find Elisha Mitchell's body in 1857 that brought him nationwide fame. Mitchell's claim that Black Mountain was the highest in the Appalachians had been challenged and he fell to his death remeasuring the mountain. Black Mountain was later named Mt. Mitchell in his honor when his claim was proven.
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22419
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Burnsville in Yancey County is named for Captain Otway Burns, a famous privateer in the War of 1812. Among the things to see and do are spending a few days in the Nu Wray Inn, dining at the Hilltop Restaurant, or making stops at the Design Gallery, Peddler Quilt Shop, the Toe River Arts Council and Gallery, and the Orchid Tearoom.
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22417
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Max Woody builds furniture, but he is best-known for his chairs. He has a five-year customer waiting list to prove it. Six generations of Woody woodworkers have preceded him. He uses maple, cherry, walnut and oak lumber and creates his chairs using age-old methods.
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22416
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Bryson City offers many attractions, including the Smokey Mountain Railroad, three waterfalls, Homestead Gardens and the Station Restaurant.