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24084
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The author discusses the time period from the close of the Civil War through the first years of the 20th century, specifically focusing on significant events in Asheville during the time period known as the 'Gilded Age.' The author focuses on the McKee family and their time at the historic Smith-McDowell House.
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24085
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The building that houses Grove Arcade is a historical icon in Asheville and first opened in 1929. The Grove Arcade was opened by Wiley Grove (1850-1927), who made his fortune initially by selling 'Grove's tasteless Chill Tonic.'
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24091
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The author discusses the French Broad River's name origins and the various myths surrounding its nomenclature.
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24092
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The Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum is housed in a building that used to be used for the production of fabric. Now, Asheville locals can visit the Museum to examine restored cars from early-to-late 20th century.
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24093
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Asheville's Pack Square is a treasure trove of architectural styles but the Jackson building draws the most gazes. Lynwood B. Jackson commissioned the building in the 1920s in order to create an icon with which to advertise his business ventures.
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24097
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Hearn's Cycling and Fitness is a popular store for bicycling equipment and a meetup for cycling enthusiasts. Opened in 1896, the store is the oldest business in Asheville and the oldest continuously-run bicycle shop in the nation.
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24105
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The author discusses white water rafting in Asheville and talks about the history of French Broad Rafting Expeditions, the oldest rafting company in the area.
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24102
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The author discusses the history of opera houses in America and the opening of Asheville's Grand Opera House in 1890.
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24112
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The author discusses the history of fire trucks in Asheville, from horse drawn apparatuses to the trucks we see today.
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24585
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William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), also known as O. Henry, was a short-story writer who lived in Asheville, North Carolina for a time. In the second part of a two-part story, the author discusses his friendship with O. Henry and the man’s accomplishments in life.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 12, November 1971, p17-18, por
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24580
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William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), also known as O. Henry, was a short-story writer who lived in Asheville, North Carolina for a time. In the first part of a two-part story, the author discusses his friendship with O. Henry and the man’s accomplishments in life.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 11, November 1971, p9-13, 30, il, por
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24592
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Paul Ayers Rockwell, who resided in Asheville, North Carolina, came from a warrior family and served in three wars for France. This article discusses the history and accomplishments of this decorated solider.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 34 Issue 6, August 1966, p11-12, il, por
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27312
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The Blue Ridge Parkway was constructed during the middle 20th century to connect the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Many homesteads were relocated due to eminent domain and the process of roadway construction. Many left behind belongings and furniture now considered folk art. These pieces of folk art can be seen on display in Asheville at the Asheville History Center as part of the Blue Ridge Parkway Exhibit.
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27319
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Hood Tours explore Asheville’s African-American history in the areas of arts, environmentalism, and entrepreneurship. The educational experience covers both past and present African-American history with particular attention given to E.W. Pearson (1906-1946) who was a prominent historical figure in Asheville.