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Resting in one of Western North Carolina's scenic valleys near the continental divide, Hendersonville offers a rich culture and intriguing history in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hendersonville was chartered as a city on January 7, 1847, and the coming of the railroad in 1879 sparked its growth. The summer arrival by train of both wealthy and middle-class visitors bolstered Main Street businesses and gave rise to fashionable inns and innumerable boarding houses. The photographs in Images of America: Hendersonville illustrate the history of a town still populated with founding families, seasonal residents, and summer tourists. This volume explores the early pioneer days, the Civil War period, the land boom of the 1920s, the Great Depression, and the growth of this now-thriving city.
ISBN: 9780738541846
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Galen Reuther and Lu Ann Welter present this exciting pictorial history. Galen Reuther's interest and background in historic preservation fueled her desire to explore and relate to readers all facets of historic Hendersonville. She is a board member of Historic Flat Rock, Inc., and is also the author of Images of America: Flat Rock. Lu Ann Welter has helped organize historic Hendersonville home tours. She lives in Hendersonville's Hyman Heights Historic District and enjoys exploring and researching Hendersonville's wonderful past.
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