There is a legend in Asheville that surrounds the Biltmore Estate. George Vanderbilt constructed his mansion during the 1890s. The project brought jobs to the region and all residents were happy, almost. One refused to sell his land. That mountaineer wanted to keep his property because it was had been his family's land for over three generations. The gentleman held onto his property until his death. Reprinted from the April 1, 1968 edition.