Mountain Heritage

The High Country of North Carolina is an area rich with mountain heritage. Click through the articles below to read about the areas history on a variety of subjects!

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    • New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn New Heritage Trails in the High Country Region  Two cultural heritage trails developed by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area will

    • A Crossnore NC Day Trip

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Located less than a half hour’s drive from Banner Elk, North Carolina, not only is Crossnore home to the school founded

    • Trout in Western North Carolina

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The High Country is a well know fly-fishing area in the United States.  With many headwaters starting in Avery County, the

    • The 1908 Jones House Music & Arts

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn On the National Historic Register, the Jones House was built in 1908 by Dr. John Walter Jones.  Located in the middle

    • Historic Inns of the High Country

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Green Park Inn Since opening in 1891 the Green Park Inn has lodged some of the most powerful and famous people

    • Where to Find Free Music in the High Country!

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Beneath the billboards, down the road, down the driveway, behind the trees, there¹s a gathering of local folks playing music, telling

    • The History of the Settlement of the High Country

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn REALLY Early Settlement Clovis-type fluted spearpoints have been found in the High Country dating as far back as 13,500 years before

    • Tom Dooley Tour

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Who hasn’t heard of the Ballad of Tom Dooley (Dula)? Made famous by the Kingston Trio in 1957, and recorded by

    • Civil War Trails of the High County

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn From 2011-2015 North Carolina is commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in North Carolina. While only one engagement by regular

    • Blue Ridge Parkway History

      Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway came about through a combination of circumstances, which could never be duplicated. Although the


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