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 …

Swannanoa’s Downtown

by Anne Chesky Smith Though Swannanoa’s downtown is small, its long and vibrant history includes the honor of being the home once of America’s largest blanket manufacturer. In the late …

Mount Mitchell Motor Road

On March 3, 1915 a bill passed the state legislature to establish Mount Mitchell as the first state park in the Southeast. At 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell is the highest …