Flat Rock in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Home for Champions
Imagine how boisterous this barnyard was at feeding and milking time each morning and evening. Perhaps unusual for their time, Lilian and Carl Sandburg were life-long boosters for each other's chosen work. A graduate of the University of Chicago who had taught literature and expression, Lilian recognized Carl's talent for writing and always remained his steadfast supporter.
As his fame grew, Carl made sure that Lilian's expertise in goat genetics shared the limelight with his writing in the many articles published about the Sandburgs. Her success in improving and promoting dairy goats, he often said, was due to "genius, knowledge, and lighted enthusiasms."
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flat Rock NC 28731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glassy Mountain Trails (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Outdoor Inspiration (about 700 feet away); Connemara (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carl Sandburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flat Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); C.G. Memminger (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. John in the Wilderness (approx. 0.9 miles away); George A. Trenholm (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flat Rock.
More about this marker. The marker is located near the Carl Sandburg barns.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 963 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.