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The Blowing Rock Story

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Lee recounts the history of Blowing Rock from its humble beginnings as a farm community in the early 1800s to its present-day status as a mecca for tourists and vacationers. A number of famous people have visited there, including Pearl Buck and Margaret Mitchell, and Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Dwight Eisenhower. The town takes its name from a rocky cliff which overlooks John's River Gorge 3,000 feet below and from the Indian legend about the rock.
Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 4, July/Aug 1979, p20-22, 31, il, map