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Record #:
15377
Abstract:
Mount Mitchell, some 40 miles north of Asheville, is the tallest peak in eastern America and its forest was over-harvested in the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. The 1914 state legislature passed regulations to cease logging and promote a conservation plan for the mountain. Mount Mitchell's development plans 21 years later included roads, reforestation programs, and a game refuge.
Source:
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 3 Issue 9, July 1935, p9, 21, il
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