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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

The Legends of Hickory Nut Gorge

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There are many legends and mysteries surrounding Hickory Nut Gorge in western North Carolina. The early settlers found gold, tso-lungh (a magical, legendary tobacco), legends of talking animals, the mysterious Little People who lived among the craggy peaks of the gorge, and ominous sounds of Rumbling Bald Mountain. This article describes these stories and relevant tourist destinations at the gorge, Chimney Rock, and Lake Lure.
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 10, Oct 2003, p22-23, il, por