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The Hermit of Ginger Cake Mt.

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Leaving Asheville, Lanman continues his travels through the North Carolina Mountains and recording what he sees in his 1848 book, Letters from the Alleghenies. Among the descriptions are Linville Pinnacle, the Catawba Cave, Linville Falls, and the Ginger Cake Mountain. A hermit named Watson, who lived at the mountain's base and gave it its named, died in 1816. Lanman writes a long, interesting paragraph about him.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 24, Apr 1955, p13-14, il