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Flat Rock in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Connemara

Carl Sandburg Farm

 
 
Connemara Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
1. Connemara Marker
Inscription.
Has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1955
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service
1968

 
Erected 1968.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 35° 16.421′ N, 82° 26.721′ W. Marker is in Flat Rock, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from Little River Rd. (State Highway 1127). Touch for map. Located inside Carl Sandburg Home National Park, between Carl Sandburg Lane and Thomas Wolfe Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Flat Rock NC 28731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flat Rock ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Outdoor Inspiration ( approx. 0.2 miles away); A Home for Champions ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Glassy Mountain Trails ( approx. 0.3 miles away); C.G. Memminger
Full view of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
2. Full view of marker.
( approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John in the Wilderness ( approx. 0.6 miles away); George A. Trenholm ( approx. mile away); Hendersonville War Memorial ( approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flat Rock.
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service website. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Carl Sandburg Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
3. Carl Sandburg Home
Carl Sandburg Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
4. Carl Sandburg Home
Distant view of Carl Sandburg Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
5. Distant view of Carl Sandburg Home
Carl Sandburg Historic site image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
6. Carl Sandburg Historic site
Tenant House image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
7. Tenant House
Swedish House image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
8. Swedish House
An American Classic image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
9. An American Classic
Outdoor Inspiration image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
10. Outdoor Inspiration
Throughout his years here, it was Carl Sandburg's custom to spend many afternoons on this granite outcropping, sitting in a rustic bentwood chair. On his lap rested a plain tablet of paper and a lead pencil which he sharpened with a favorite pocket-knife. Thus equipped and cloaked with the serenity of this forest, he wandered through his memories of people and places, balancing the sound and power of each word. Amid these cool, dappled shadows, he crafted his poems.
Inspiration image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
11. Inspiration
"It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself,'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?"
A Home for Champions image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
12. A Home for Champions
Mrs. Sandburg had a deep interest in goats and developed a prizewinning herd in Michigan, but the goat herd needed more room and a milder climate. Connemara was what Lilian Sandburg wanted-a place where her husband could write, and she could raise goats. Lilian Sandburg bred champions. She earned world fame for her dairy goats and for her work improving the herd's bloodlines and milk production. In 1952 the herd numbered over 200, and helpers milked 50 to 80 does twice a day. In 1960 top doe Jennifer ll produced 5,750 pounds of milk, averaging 205 gallons a day. She became the all-breed American champion in milk production and the world Toggenburg Champion.
Barn Garage image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
13. Barn Garage
Carl Sandburg Home image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 12, 2008
14. Carl Sandburg Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 858 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on October 13, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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