Many residents of a community known today as Junaluska are descendants of those who made life vibrant in this historically black neighborhood. The referenced Affrilachian life, now recognized in neighborhoods such as Junaluska, long proved challenging to document because of factors that rendered blacks and whites from the region invisible.
Fly fishing in the Appalachian mountain streams is one of the best way to take in the scenery of Western North Carolina. The Southern Appalachian Anglers LLC Guide Service offers tours for both novice and experienced fly fishers.
Since being hunted to endangered status in the early 20th century, wild turkeys have made an astounding comeback in North Carolina. Much of this repopulation is due to habitat improvements and relocation.
Appalachian Ridge Artisan Cider sells hard ciders and related apple products, and is set amongst an orchard of French apple trees that the owner, Alan Ward, personally oversaw the transport of trees from France.
During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt introduced the Works Progress Administration. This brought about jobs for artists, specifically the commission of several thousand murals that depicted everyday life.