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1148
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A three-year experiment conducted by the U.S. Forest Service used Angora and Alpine goats to determine what vegetative management strategy would be suitable for the highlands of Roan Mountain.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 61 Issue 2, July 1993, p29-31, il
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23069
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Roan Mountain attracted visitors and naturalists during the summer months due to the cool mountain climate. In 1877, John Thomas Wilder opened the Cloudland Hotel. During its short existence, the hotel established an interesting history.
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24573
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Roan Mountain’s summit is the crowning height of the Iron Mountains in the Southern Appalachians. This article presents a brief overview of the history of the area surrounding the mountain and what it was like in Mitchell County, North Carolina in the late 1800s.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 23, May 1972, p14-16, il
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24700
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The Roan Mountain range is an impressive set of peaks that create a border between North Carolina and Tennessee; the author discusses the geography and popularity of the range.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 20 Issue 2, June 1952, p6-7, 14-15, il
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25103
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Botanist and part-time goatherd, Jamey Donaldson, started herding on Roan Mountain in 2008 in an effort to preserve the naturally occurring balds. Balds are treeless areas found on mountains, but due to the absences of goats and other grazing animals, the existence of such balds are threatened by tree growth. Donaldson discusses the importance of preserving balds and his efforts to bring goats back to these areas on Roan Mountain.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p174-178, 180, 182, il, por, map Periodical Website
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30361
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Along the slopes of Roan Mountain, North Carolina, a new industry is growing. Balsam Fir Christmas trees from the North Carolina National Forest in the Toecane Ranger District are being sent to markets across the United States.
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34833
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Larry Smith, Grand Champion of the 2017 National Christmas Tree Contest, will be choosing the tree that is set up in the White House for 2018. His farm is located in Avery County, and he has been growing Christmas trees since the 1970’s, turning it into a lucrative family business.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 86 Issue 7, December 2018, p88-94, il, por Periodical Website
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35288
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Written by the author in 1878, the reasoning for crimson colored flowers and the roan color of the mountain is attributed to a Native American legend.
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35814
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This article focuses on the band the Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, in hopes of illustrating some of the more important qualities which characterize old-time music as they play and perceive it, not only in the terms of the music sound and techniques in producing it, but also in terms of the tradition which surrounds it.
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35853
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Railroading in this case involved Pullman cars. Riding the rails the fashioned way was still possible through the National Railroad Historic Society and smaller model railroad groups. Highlighting the difference of the train experience not by Amtrak were factors involved with steam and coal power locomotives. Illustrating the uniqueness also was a description of a trip starting in Roanoke and ending in Greensboro.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 8 Issue 4, May 1980, p17-19