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Product Description: During the early 1960s, local leaders in western and northwestern North Carolina were dedicated to developing winter recreational opportunities in the mountains. North Carolina’s ski industry dates back to the winter of 1961–1962, when the Cataloochee resort in Maggie Valley developed the first ski slope in the state...read more

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9781467122566 | Arcadia Pub, December 15, 2014, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: During the early 1960s, local leaders in western and northwestern North Carolina were dedicated to developing winter recreational opportunities in the mountains.

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Product Description: This collection of oral histories, ghost stories, and historic newspaper articles from the Abingdon, Virginia area provide the reader with intrigue and entertainment. Brave Civil War Soldiers, murders, fires, epidemics, train wrecks, ghosts, oral history interviews, and community news are featured in articles and letters from the past, as you learn about the past of the region...read more

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9781480063006 | Createspace Independent Pub, October 10, 2012, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: This collection of oral histories, ghost stories, and historic newspaper articles from the Abingdon, Virginia area provide the reader with intrigue and entertainment.

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Product Description: Abingdon, first named Wolf Hills by Daniel Boone, was one of the earliest towns and commercial centers in southwestern Virginia. Named after Martha Washington's ancestral parish in England, this unique town has weathered many economic changes and has emerged as a leading cultural and arts center for the area...read more

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9780738586588 | Arcadia Pub, November 3, 2010, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Abingdon, first named Wolf Hills by Daniel Boone, was one of the earliest towns and commercial centers in southwestern Virginia.

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Product Description: Following the Old Buffalo and Nickajack Trails, Native Americans and early settlers were the first citizens of present-day Watauga County. In 1752, Bishop August Spangenberg, the earliest documented explorer, traveled through this steep terrain and noted the necessity of crawling on hands and knees to stay balanced...read more

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9780738567464 | Arcadia Pub, November 12, 2008, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Following the Old Buffalo and Nickajack Trails, Native Americans and early settlers were the first citizens of present-day Watauga County.

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Product Description: The beautiful and mountainous area of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, has a rich history dating back to the days when the Native Americans passed through on the Nickajack Trail, which led into Tennessee. The town derives its unique name from a rock outcropping near the town, where the winds defy gravity and have the ability to blow light objects thrown from the rock back to the rock...read more

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9780738516479 | Arcadia Pub, May 26, 2004, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: The beautiful and mountainous area of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, has a rich history dating back to the days when the Native Americans passed through on the Nickajack Trail, which led into Tennessee.

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