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An early 20th century toy manufacturing center in Tryon allowed two women, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale, to employ economically deprived Appalachian residents.
North Carolina was home to the first gold rush in the U.S., the sole source of gold between 1804 and 1827. One particularly lucrative area was the Blue Ridge Mountains. A jeweler named Christopher Bechtler (1782-1842) helped mint North Carolinas gold into coins.
Artist Nava Lubelski, who moved from New York City to her River Arts District studio in Asheville, North Carolina, creates paper sculpture from old tax records. The pieces carry a message of environmental sustainability and reuse.