Asheville: Volume I (Postcard History) (Paperback)

Asheville: Volume I (Postcard History) By Sue Greenberg, Jan Kahn Cover Image
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This visual history containing over 200 vintage postcards relives major events in Asheville's past - from the coming of the railroad to America's entry into World War I.

In this time of unprecedented growth, the coming of the railroad in 1850 made Asheville accessible to those searching for clean air and the peaceful beauty of the mountains. Combined with an emphasis on cultural and social life, the area's fresh mountain living proved to be a healer of body, mind, and soul. Soon after the railroad arrived, Asheville became the home of the first world-renowned resort hotel in the South. Within these pages unfolds a little-known anecdote concerning Col. Frank Coxe and the amazing sweep of real estate owned by his ancestors. We learn how a simple thing such as a misplaced reservation became the catalyst for the building of the fabulous Battery Park Hotel. Readers also see the impact of George W. Vanderbilt, E. W. Grove, and other entrepreneurs who carved their imprint on this city.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738543987
ISBN-10: 0738543985
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: May 1st, 1997
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Postcard History