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Greenhouse Drama at IntheOaks

by Gillian Cobb, intern InTheOaks, also known as the Terry Estate, was a 240,000-square-foot private estate in Black Mountain built between 1919 to 1921 to resemble a Tudor country manor. …

Martin Music

By Anne Chesky Smith In the midst of the Great Depression, Marcus Lafayette Martin moved his family east to Swannanoa, North Carolina, where he was able to find work in …