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Sixty Four Selected Views of Western North Carolina
"The Land of the Sky"
"America's Beauty Spot"

Sixty Four Selected Views of Western North Carolina
D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, UNC at Asheville 28804
Title Sixty Four Selected Views of Western North Carolina
Alt Title Sixty Four Selected Views of Western North Carolina : "The Land of the Sky" ; "America's Beauty Spot"
Alt Title [Cover title] : Picturesque Western N.C., the Old North State.
Creator Southern Post Card Co., Asheville, N.C.
Alt. Creator Herbert Pelton
Identifier http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/books/booklets/sixty_four_views/default_sixty_four_views.htm
Subject Keyword Asheville, NC ; postcards ; Grove Park Inn ; hotels ; travel and tourism ; Battery Park Hotel ; Kanuga Lake Club ; Craggy Mountains ; Southern Assembly ; Lake Junaluska ; Montreat Hotel ;  Land of the Sky ; Southern Railway Company ;  Hot Springs, NC ; Waynesville, NC ; Robert E. Lee Hall ; French Broad River ; Swannanoa River ; Sapphire Country ; Saluda, NC ;
Subject LCSH North Carolina -- Pictorial works
Resorts -- North Carolina
Tourism -- North Carolina
Battery Park Hotel (Asheville, N.C.)
Southern Assembly (Junaluska, N.C.)
Montreat Hotel (Montreat, N.C.)
Asheville (N.C.) -- History -- Pictorial works
Asheville (N.C.) -- Architecture
Mountains -- North Carolina -- Description and travel
North Carolina -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
Asheville (N.C.) -- Description and travel
Date original 1915
Date digital 2007-02-10
Publisher Southern Post Card Company, Asheville, NC ; Digital Publisher: D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville


Type Source type:  image ; jpeg ; text
Format 66 p. : ill. ; 14 x 21 cm 
Source SpecColl F261 .S69    
Language English
Relation E.M. Ball Photographic Collection, UNCA ; Documenting the American South, Chapel Hill: Asheville -- the Ideal Autumn and Winter Resort City: Electronic Edition. Washington: Southern Railway (U.S.) Passenger Traffic Dept., 1900?. Documenting the American South, UNC Chapel Hill: Autumn and Winter in the Land of the Sky:  Electronic Edition. Washington: Southern Railway (U.S.) Passenger Traffic Dept., 1915? : Community Life in Western North Carolina, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections UNCA
Coverage temporal [1915 ?] ; early 20th century
Coverage spatial Asheville, NC
Rights Any display, publication or public use must credit D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Copyright retained by the authors of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Donor UNCA Special Collections Purchase 
Description A small 66 page [un-paginated] booklet of postcard views of Asheville and surrounding area. Photographs have full description of image at bottom of page and are surrounded by decorative Arts and Crafts borders.
Acquisition 2007-01-01
Citation Sixty Four Selected Views of Western North Carolina,  D. H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804
Processed by Special Collections staff,  2007
Last update 2007-02-10
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sixt001 2 Title page: Sixty Four Selected Views of Western North Carolina.  "The Land of the Sky"  "America's Beauty Spot" sixt001_mod.jpg (418575 bytes)
sixt002 3 Introduction:

" The mountains that shield from the rude northern blast—
mute monitors, they, of the ages long past—
Like sentinels watch o'er the valley below
where the swift crystal streams unceasingly flow.
The pure, healthful breeze, the light-giving air,
the beauteous landscape, oft new, ever fair.
Are gifts that have come from the Father on high;
to Him be all praise for 'The Land of the Sky.' "

VOLUMES have recently been written, many more are being and will be written about  the "Land of the Sky" in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina treating of the beauties of these glorious mountains, enchanting valleys, virgin forests, sparkling streams and beautiful waterfalls. Any description of the territory is trite and ina­dequate that pictures it merely as grand, beautiful, healthful, restful, and "famous as a tourist resort station." These adjectives, however, may be truthfully applied to the "Land of the Sky," but they cannot possibly convey to anyone the real impression of this glorious mountain section. It is softly beautiful, yet ruggedly picturesque; it is a region of sweetness and balm, of sunshine and glory, of sublimity and inspiration unsurpassed in their marvels of combination in all the world. The crisp dry air of winter and summer makes the joy of living each day greater than for the day before.

Splendid motor roads of macadam and sand-clay network this exquisite mountain country, meandering through valleys, over hills and mountains, affording views unsurpassed, perhaps, on the American Continent.

The Grove autoway to the summit of Sunset Mountain, 31 miles exclusive autoway, 5i miles from the center of Asheville, reaching an altitude of 3117 feet, and the Pisgah Motor Road, 17 miles long, across the great Mt. Pisgah, at an altitude of 5200 feet above sea level, are special features that attract the attention of the tourists and visitors.

Asheville, with a population of 34000 including suburbs, is the social and business center of this most beautiful region, while Hendersonville, Waynesville, Brevard, Tryon, Saluda, Black Mountain, Montreal, Canton, Dillsboro and Marshall are thriving and prosperous mountain cities that charm the visitor and tourist with many advantages.

sixt003 4 Poem:
"Here's to the Land of the Long Leaf Pine
The summer land where the sun doth shine
Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great
Here's to "Down Home" the Old North State!

On July 4th, 1584, when Sir Walter Raleigh's first expedition landed on American soil, they settled upon the coast of what is now North Carolina.

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sixt004 5 Bird's Eye View of Asheville, N.C. from Sunset Drive. "America's Beauty Spot."

Asheville situated on a hill and commanding a wealth of scenic environment of mountain and valley. Is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis, possessing the advantages of modern city life with a beautiful environment of mountain scenery.

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sixt005 6 Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.

The Grove Park Inn is absolutely unique—unique in conception, in design, in construction, in furnishing, in decoration and in equipment. It is one of the notable monumental structures of this country. It was built, not for the present alone, but for ages yet to come, and it probably will be an object of wonder and admiration of generations yet unborn.

Its location, on the side of Sunset Mountain, two miles and a half from the center of Asheville. was made possible by acquisition of the mountain and of hundreds of acres of that part of the plateau now known as Grove Park.

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sixt006 7 "The Big Room" Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.

The "Big Room" or lobby is one of the most wonderful rooms in the world.  It is 120 ft. long by 80 ft. wide and can comfortably entertain 1,000 people.

It is built up of the most unique collection of native boulders, flint and mica, and at night is illuminated by indirect lights which are reflected against the ceiling and give over 12,000 candle-power of illumination in this one room.

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sixt007 8 "Big Room" Showing the Fire Place, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C., "America's Beauty Spot."

The "Big Room" or lobby is one of the most wonderful rooms in the world.  It is 120 ft. long by 80 ft. wide and can comfortably entertain 1,000 people.

It is built up of the most unique collection of native boulders, flint and mica, and at night is illuminated by indirect lights which are reflected against the ceiling and give over 12,000 candle-power of illumination in this one room.

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sixt008 9 East Front and Driveway, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.  "America's Beauty Spot."

The Grove Park Inn is absolutely unique—unique in conception, in design, in construction, in furnishing, in decoration and in equipment. It is one of the notable monumental structures of this country. It was built, not for the present alone, but for ages yet to come, and it probably will be an object of wonder and admiration of generations yet unborn.

Its location, on the side of Sunset Mountain, two miles and a half from the center of Asheville. was made possible by acquisition of the mountain and of hundreds of acres of that part of the plateau now known as Grove Park.

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sixt009 10 Asheville Country Club, Asheville, N.C.

The eighteen-hole golf course of the Asheville Country Club is among the foremost in the south.  It is a short distance from the terminal of the Charlott street electric line.

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sixt010 11 Sunset from Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.

Sunset in the "Land of the Sky."  Asheville justly boasts of more perfect days than any resort in America.  When Sunset-time comes in "The Land of the Sky" the heavens seem to arrange themselves into a galaxy of color and feeling that is a perfect benediction to the hours just passed.  Hours that have afforded a health giving and heart gladdening day to those fortunate in being in Asheville, N.C.

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sixt011 12 City Hall, Legal Building, and Pack Memorial Library, on Pack Square, Asheville, N.C.

Pack Square, Asheville, N.C., looking east.  City Hall in center background.  Dome of County Court House, a block away, shown to left of City Hall.  Vance monument in center foreground, erected to the memory of Zebulon Baird Vance, War Governor of North Carolina and a citizen of Asheville.  Legal Building, "fireproof," in rear of monument, on top of which is located in the United States Weather Bureau.  At right, the George Willis Pack Memorial Library, 12,500 volumes; building presented to the city by Mr. George Willis Pack of Ohio and Asheville.

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sixt012 13 Pack Square, Asheville, N.C.

Showing Monument erected in memory of the famous War Governor, Zebulon Baird Vance.  This square is the center of commercial and business life in Asheville.

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sixt013 14 City Hall, Fire Department and Fountain on Pack Square, Asheville, N.C.

City Hall and Fire Department, on east side Pack Square, showing Fountain in foreground.  The Fire Department is splendidly equipped with new and modern fire fighting appliances, including three powerful motor trucks.

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sixt014 15 Pack Square and Patton Avenue, Asheville, N.C. Copyright 1913 by H.W. Pelton, Asheville, N.C.

Pack Square in the center of Asheville commercial live.  The Fountain in the foreground is supplied with water brought from the slopes of Mount Mitchell, an contains a large number of Mountain trout.  Battery Park Hotel seen above the buildings to the right is on a hill almost in center of the City.

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sixt015 16 Looking Up Haywood St., from Patton Ave., Asheville, N.C.

Asheville Club to the left.  Riverside Park, located on French Broad River, is reached by car line over Haywood Street and Montford Avenue.

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sixt016 17 Looking up South Main Street, Toward Pack Square, Asheville, N.C.

Swannanoa-Berkeley Hotel to left.  The three-story building in foreground with porch over side walk was the Eagle Hotel, and in the early days of Asheville was considered one of the very fine hotels in the South.

sixt017 18 North Main Street, Asheville, N.C.

Langren Hotel, "fireproof," to the right.  Asheville School for Girls at background of picture where North Main Street veers slightly to the west.

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sixt018 19 Patton Ave., Looking Towards Post Office, Asheville, N.C.

Patton Avenue is one of Asheville's most important business streets.  Four of the five uptown banks are located on Patton Ave.  Some of the retail stores are as handsome and well equipped as like stores in towns many times the size of Asheville.

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sixt019 20 Battery Park Hotel, Asheville, N.C.

The famous and romantically situated hotel, was the first building of magnificence and magnitude for the accommodation of wealthy people with discriminating tactics to be erected in Asheville.  Its location is unique, in that, while within one hundred yards of the postoffice, in the heart of the city, it stands on an oak-clad hill covering twenty-five acres, and enjoys the advantage of perfect seclusion.

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sixt020 21 The Manor, Asheville, N.C. Copyright 1910 by H.W. Pelton, Asheville, N.C.

The continued popularity of The Manor has been a potent factor in the life at Asheville during the four seasons of the year.  The Manor is of English Architecture, an operated in connection with a group of commodious cottages.  This little estate is known as Albermarle Park, and is ideally located and is an ideal resort for the entertainment of tourists and families; and very few resort hotels have so endeared themselves to their patrons as has The Manor.

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sixt021 22 The Langren, Asheville, N.C.

the phenomenal success of The Langren Hotel since its completion has placed it in the front rank of the commercial and resort hotels of America.  Situated within a hundred yards of Pack Square, where all lines of street railway meet, is located this modern up-to-date, luxurious, fireproof, eight-story concrete building.

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sixt022 23 Margo Terrace, Asheville, N.C.

In the very heart of the city of Asheville, at the intersection of Haywood and North French Broad Avenue.  Margo Terrace commands a beautiful view of the surrounding mountain landscape, and no hotel has a prettier environment of grounds and building than this ideal family resort.

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sixt023 24 Mountain Meadows Inn, Asheville, N.C.

Mountain Meadows Inn, located in the hearts of the mountain, six miles from Asheville and is one of the most popular hotels in the mountain.  The drive to this Inn is one of the most picturesque to be found in any land.

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sixt024 25 East Veranda, Mountain Meadows Inn, Near Asheville, N.C. Copyright H.W. Pelton.

The scenery from the Mountain Meadows Inn is unsurpassed.  The Inn is located high on the mountain side and commands a splendid view of the surrounding country.

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sixt025 26 Prominent Buildings of Asheville, N.C.  (Government Building ; Southern Railway Depot ; Buncombe County Court House ; The Auditorium)

This group of views represents some of the most important of Asheville's public buildings. In size and beauty, the public buildings of Asheville are among the foremost in the country.

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sixt026 27 Prominent Churches of Asheville, N.C.

Asheville is well supplied with large and beautiful churches.  This group shows some of the most important of these, all of which are centrally located and have a very substantial membership.

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sixt027 28 Asheville, N.C.

Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Association [YWCA] of Asheville are both strong well funded institutions and are nicely furnished and equipped with gymnasiums, comfortable and home-like reading rooms, etc. All Soul's Church is located on the Vanderbilt estate at Biltmore near Asheville. Trinity Episcopal Church on Church street two blocks from Patton Ave.

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sixt028 29 Prominent Schools of Asheville, N.C.

Asheville has a goodly number of large and well appointed public schools. Among the most important of these are the Orange St. and Montford Public schools, the High school and the Park Ave. and the Ashland Public schools.

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sixt029 30 Prominent Schools of Asheville, N.C.

Asheville School for Girls ; Asheville School for Boys ; St. Genevieve College ; Normal and Collegiate Institute ; Among Asheville's most important institutions of learning are numbered the Normal and Collegiate Institute, St. Genevieve College and the Asheville School for Girls and the Asheville School for Boys.

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sixt030 31 Riverside Park and Lake, Asheville, N.C.

Riverside Park and Lake are situated on the bands of the French Broad River and reached by electric cars on 7 1/2 and 15 minute schedule.  This park is the place of many amusements during the summer months.

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sixt031 32 Automobile Road, Sunset Mountain, Asheville, N.C.

The Automobile Road on Sunset Mountain leading past Grove Park Inn is one of the prettiest and best constructed auto roadways in the part of the country.  The view of the surrounding landscape from points along this drive is very beautiful.

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sixt032 33 Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan and Party on Automobile trip to Mt. Pisgah. In "The Land of the Sky," America's Beauty Spot. [See the Stephen Holladay Collection of John B. Robinson Photographs, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections.]

A trip over the exclusive automobile road, seventeen miles long to Mt. Pisgah, built by Mr. George W. Vanderbilt at a cost of $51,000, is one of the rarest treats afforded the visitors to Asheville. The distance from Asheville to the entrance of this great automobile highway is twelve miles over a fine improved road, seven miles of which is macadam with five miles of sand-clay.

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sixt033 34 Biltmore House and Grounds, Biltmore , N.C.

Biltmore House, the home of George W. Vanderbilt, is probably the finest country place in the world, and is noted for its elegance of design and splendor of location.  Commenced in 1890 and completed five years later, costing three million dollars.  The estate comprises over one hundred thousand acres and includes Mt. Pisgah.

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sixt034 35 Front View, Biltmore House, Biltmore, N.C. "America's Beauty Spot"

Home of the late George W. Vanderbilt, four miles from Asheville. View as seen from vista of rampeduce. This estate comprises over 133,000 acres of forest and field. The 12,000 acres surrounding the mansion are known as Biltmore farms. Hunting Reserve and forests contain one hundred thousand acres.

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sixt035 36 Bird's Eye View of Hendersonville, N.C. Copyrighted 1911 by H.W.P.

Little need be said here of Hendersonville's importance as a resort, or of the city's natural charm.  It is the junction point of two railroads, the gateway to Lake Toxaway and the beautiful Sapphire Country.  Hendersonville resting peacefully on a wide and level plateau on the top of the mountains, 2,252 feet above sea level, possesses one of the finest all-year-round climates in the world.  The golden mean of altitude and latitude, freedom from fog, malaria, dampness, a percentage of sunshine days surpasses by few resorts in the world.

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sixt036 37 Caesar's Head, Near South Carolina State Line, in the "Land of the Sky" "America's Beauty Spot"

The entire side of the mountain is of solid granite, white at one point of view the rocks appear to forma perfect profile of a man's face.

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sixt037 38 Toxaway Inn, Lake Toxaway, N.C.

Toxaway Inn, located on Lake Toxaway near Asheville, N.C., is a large and splendidly equipped hotel of modern design and construction.  It accommodated a large number of tourists and is build in the center of one of the most beautiful and picturesque localities in the "Land of Sky."

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sixt038 39 Moonlight, Lake Toxaway, "In the Beautiful Sapphire Country."

The view on Lake Toxaway by night, is one of rare beauty.  the moon casts soft shadows on the surrounding mountains and its silvery beams on the clear sparkling expanse of the Lake make a scene of rare and surpassing magnificence.

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sixt039 40 Stairway Falls, "In the Beautiful Sapphire Country."

Throughout the "Land of the Sky," numerous water falls and huge rocks of various shapes and sizes make picturesque scenes abundant.

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sixt040 41 Chimney Rock, Near Hendersonville, N.C.

Chimney Rock justly deserves its name, as it looks like a huge chimney on the mountain side.  This is one of the popular points visited by many tourists.

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sixt041 42 Esmeralda Inn, Hickory Nut Gap, P.O. Bat Cave, N.C.

Esmeralda Inn, P.O. Bat Cave, N.C., is in the Hickory Nut Gap County and this region furnishes some of the most natural scenery of western North Carolina.  The Gap is about nine miles long, and walled on all sides by lofty bluffs, except for the gateway which, is about half a mile wide.  In this section is the famous Chimney Rock picture, which is found on opposite page.

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sixt042 43 Chimney Rock Falls 900 Feet Deep in the 'Land of the Sky."

Chimney Rock Falls, which drops 900 ft. down the sheer side of a huge precipice, is one of the most remarkable sights in the "Land of the Sky."

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sixt043 44 Waynesville, N.C.

Bird's Eye View of Waynesville, N.C. Copyrighted 1910 by H.W.P.
View of Plott's Balsam from Waynesville, N.C.
Copyrighted 1911 by H.W.P.

Waynesville, aptly named "The Beautiful" is noted not only for its beauty of mountain scenic environment, but also for its progressive community.  It is the home of the Southern Assembly and a little over a mile from the Court House is Lake Junaluska, where is being made one of the most beautiful and extensive assembly grounds.

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sixt044 45 The Pyramid Mountain, as Seen Through the Narrows, Lake Junaluska, N.C.

Lake Junaluska on the Assembly Grounds of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, is located one mile from Waynesville, N.C.  southern Methodists are spending a large sum on developing and beautifying the grounds of this religious Assembly.

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sixt045 46 Mt. Mitchell, in the "Land of the Sky."

Mt. Mitchell is the hightest peak east of the Rocky Mountains.  It is, 6,711 ft. above the sea.  In the foreground of picture is red Rhododendron blossoms, a color of this flower found no where else in the United States, except a few places in "The Land of the Sky."

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sixt046 47 Mitchell's Monument on Mt. Mitchell, Highest Peak East of the Rockies.

Mitchell's Monument on the summit of Mt. Mitchell, erected in memory of Rev. Elisha Mitchell, D.D., who, in 1857, lost his life by falling over a precipice near the summit of the peak which now bears his name and which he proved to be the highest point east of the Rockies.

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sixt047 48 The Craggy Mountains in the "Land of the Sky."

The Craggy Mountains near Asheville, N.C., in the "Land of Sky," contains some of the highest and most picturesque peaks of the Appalachian System.

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sixt048 49 Robert E. Lee Hall, Blue Ridge Association, Conference Building, Black Mountain, N.C.

The Robert E. Lee Hall, the Blue Ridge Y.M.C.A. conference building, which is situated within a short drive of Black Mountain in the midst of a splendid domain, was erected by the Young Men's Christian Associations.  The Southern States convention of Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A. student bodies are held here during the summer.

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sixt049 50 Burgin Tunnel on Southern Railway, in the Land of the Sky. "America's Beauty Spot."

There are five tunnels between the top of the mountain, the Great Divide and Old Fort at the foot of the mountain.

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sixt050 51 Railroad at 17 Points.

Some of the most marvelous feats known to rail road engineering are to be found near Round Knob, in the "Land of the Sky."  The rail road in winding and rewinding, and making its numerous loops in order to reach the summit of the great Blue Ridge, can at one place in the line be seen at seventeen points.

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sixt051 52 Mt. Pisgah and the Rat.

Mt. Pisgah, to the south west of Asheville, is one of the most interesting mountain peaks of the Blue Ridge.  The mountain that rises to the south of Pisgah is shaped so much like a rat that the two are commonly referred to, as Pisgah and the Rat.

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sixt052 53 Mt. Pisgah from Buck Spring Lodge on Vanderbilt Estate in the "Land of the Sky."

Buck Spring Lodge near the summit of Mount Pisgah is on the famous automobile road from Asheville to Pisgah. (altitude 5749 feet) This is part of the Vanderbilt Estate that comprises over 100,000 acres.  [See the Stephen Holladay Collection of John B. Robinson Photographs, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections.]

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sixt053 54 Lover's Leap at Hot Springs, Near Asheville, N.C.

Lover's Leap, on the banks of the turbulent French Broad, has romantic Indian history.  A beautiful Indian legend of two Indian lovers, members of different tribes, leaping from its height on account of opposition in their tribes to their marriage, is associated with the naming of this precipice.

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sixt054 55 Scene on the French Broad River, North Carolina, in the "Land of the Sky."

The French Broad River has its source in the Mountains of Western North Carolina, and flows west, entering the Tennessee River.  The old Indian name for this stream was "Tahkeeostee, the Racing River."  This river has a fall of 865 feet from Asheville to Hot Springs, a distance of 23 miles.  The Southern Railway follows this river to the west of Asheville, crossing and recrossing from bank to back many times, and furnishes the traveler some of the prettiest scenes of Western Carolina.

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sixt055 56 Southern Railway Company's Train No. 11, Crossing the Blue Ridge Mountains in the "Land of the Sky."

The railroad through the "Land of the Sky," continually winds its way through numerous cuts and around countless mountain sides.

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sixt056 57 Bailey's Bend, along the French Broad River, in the "Land of the Sky."

Bailey's Bend is one of the pretty scenes on the French Broad River, near the Tennessee State line.  along the banks of the river, huge bluffs and cliffs rise majestically above the railroad and give the traveler a powerful impression of the grandeur of the country he is entering.

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sixt057 58 A Mountain Island in the French Broad River, in the "Land of the Sky."

The rough French Broad in cutting its way among the hills, has in some places made typical Mountain Islands.  In traveling along the Railroad on this stream, these islands add much beauty to the scenery.

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sixt058 59 Sunshine above the Clouds, in the "Land of the Sky."

The "Land of the Sky," is noted for its beautiful cloud effects and Sunsets. Clouds can be seen to boil forth from behind the distant mountain ranges as shown in this picture.

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sixt059 60 The Poetic Swannanoa, "In the Land of the Sky"

Swannanoa 'Nymph of Beauty'
I would woo thee with my rhyme
Brightest, Gladest, Sunniest
River of our Sunny, Southern Clime"
-- Sidney Lanier

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sixt060 61 An Old Mill in North Carolina, in the "Land of the Sky"

The old mills and large water wheels that years ago were so common in the "Land of the Sky," are fast disappearing.

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sixt061 62 Rhododendron in Bloom in the Land of the Sky.

The Rhododendron is the king of shrubs; for beauty of form and foliage, profusion and variety of blossoms, none other can equal them.  It seems to particularly seek Alpine heights and mountain glens, being very common in the mountains of the Middle States along their watercourses as far south as Georgia.  The flower appear on the Asheville plateau in June and July.

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sixt062 63 Reflections in North Carolina, in the "Land of the Sky."

This is one of the many pretty scenes along the Swannanoa River.  This River is unusually clear, and a trip along its banks is abundant with beautiful scenes like the one here shown.

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sixt063 64 An Apple Orchard in Bloom in the "Land of the Sky," North Carolina.

The soil and climate are well suited to fruits.  Of all the fruits, however, that thrive so well here, the apple is rapidly becoming the greatest revenue-producer.  In an official statement, the Board of Agriculture does not hesitate to declare that this region Is the home of the apple, and is destined to become the greatest apple-growing region in America."

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sixt064 65 Blowing Rock, Blowing Rock, N.C.

The Blowing Rock Country is often referred to as "America's Switzerland." The famous "Blowing Rock," in this region gets its name from the winds that continually blow around the rock. A hat or handkerchief, dropped from the rock is often blown right back by the wind.

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