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Dreams on a Mountain Top

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Thomas Dixon, the well-known author of \"The Birth of a Nation,\" purchased 1,400 acres of mountain land called Wildacres in McDowell County with the vision of creating a campus for an artists' colony. The vision never was realized, and he lost the property in the crash of 1929. In 1936, I. D. Blumenthal purchased Wildacres for a mere $6,500. Under his direction, it has become the gathering place for groups seeking spiritual and intellectual refreshment, rest, and recreation.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 5, Oct 1974, p18-20, il