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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

The Great Gusher

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In 1890 a geyser was built on the grounds of the Round Knob Hotel, a favorite railroad stop in Old Fort, and it ceased functioning in 1903. Enter George Baker, a New York banker and board member of many railroad companies. He commissioned a new one to be built to honor his friend, Colonel Alexander Andrews, a noted Confederate soldier who oversaw the building of the Western North Carolina Railroad, and the 120 men who died building it through the NC mountains. In 2012, Andrews Geyser marked its 100 years of operation.
WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 6 Issue 9, Nov/Dec 2012, p30-31, il