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Tourism agencies call Western North Carolina “The Land of the Sky,” but few know the history of how the phrase was coined. In 1875, Salisbury author Frances Fisher Tiernan. known professionally as Christian Reid, published “The Land of the Sky; or, Adventures in Mountain By-Ways,” which was set in Western North Carolina. The book was extremely popular and within a few years, the title became a common marketing phrase for hotels and other businesses in the region.
In June 2015, The Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) opened in Polk County. The center covers 1,400 acres, has a 5,00-capacity stadium, 850 permanent stalls, and 10 riding arenas. The owners hope to make the place a destination for high-end horse riders and amateurs alike.