Apple butter, apple cider, applesauce, apple pie! There were few home grown products more useful to the mountain farmer than apples. Cuttings from favorite trees were often taken from place to place when the family moved or children left home. Today . . . — — Map (db m140612) HM
On March 24, 1865, Union Gen. George Stoneman led 6,000 cavalrymen from Tennessee into southwestern Virginia and western North Carolina to disrupt the Confederate supply line by destroying sections of the Virginia and Tennessee . . . — — Map (db m208799) HM
National Championship winning college basketball coach for University of North Carolina and Member of Basketball Hall of Fame. Born in 1950 in Marion General Hospital, which stands one block north. — — Map (db m77442) HM
Title: "What Happened To Our School?"
September 19th, 2020
This mural depicts two scenes from Old Fort's effort to fight racial injustice.
The image on the left is based on a photograph of black school children marching on . . . — — Map (db m202569) HM
This geyser was built in 1912 by George Fisher Baker of New York, as a tribute to his friend Colonel Alexander Boyd Andrews, of Raleigh, North Carolina, and in appreciation for the great public service he rendered in the development and upbuilding . . . — — Map (db m98508) HM
William Bloomfield “Bloom” Rumfelt and his wife, Louise, raised 10 children in this log house, built during the 1880s on a 40-acre farm near present-day U.S. 221 and Mud Cut Road, south of Marion, NC.
When the Rumfelts later moved to Shelby, NC, . . . — — Map (db m211001) HM
Thomas and Martha Allison built and lived in this log cabin along Cane Creek, east of Old Fort, in the late 1860s, after Thomas returned home from the Civil War as a Confederate veteran.
About 1880, the Allisons moved to Colorado, and William and . . . — — Map (db m211007) HM
The 8000-acre Curtis Creek tract before you was the first parcel of land acquired under the Weeks Act. This act was signed by President Taft in 1911 and authorized buying parcels of land that would become eastern National Forests. This tract also . . . — — Map (db m183160) HM
The Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center is dedicated to bringing life to the wonderful history of the “Old North State”. The museum, open year round, focuses on history from the pioneer era through the early 20th century. A variety of . . . — — Map (db m211004) HM
The hills and valleys before you may seem quiet, rounded with age and blanketed with thick forests. But if you listen closely between the distant sounds of a train whistle, you may hear the sounds of fiddles, banjos and strings bands that still ring . . . — — Map (db m183172) HM
The old Clinchfield Railroad loops and tunnels through the Blue Ridge Mountains before you. Construction of this difficult section began in 1905 when 4,000 workmen, mainly Russian, German and Italian immigrants, began blasting and hammering their . . . — — Map (db m123180) HM