Legendary Locals of Asheville

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Like all great cities, Asheville's story is one of people, not institutions or industries. For more than two centuries, deep in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, extraordinary women and men have created a truly unique American city. Legendary Locals of Asheville tells the stories of the people who founded, built, and rebuilt Asheville. From the first woman elected to state office in the South, who won her primary before women had the right to vote, to the grandson of a famed railroad magnate who built a 250-room chateau that became the largest home in America, to the entrepreneur who helped ignite the city's renaissance when he risked opening an art gallery downtown when most of it was still boarded up, Ashevillians are an amazing lot. Likewise, there are stories of extraordinary groups like the renowned faculty of an experimental college that redefined the American arts or the brave high school students who joined together to fight segregation. Their stories are as touching and fascinating as they are varied.
ISBN: 9781467101677
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 173
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
An Asheville native, Kevan D. Frazier has a doctorate in American Urban History and is a former member of the history faculty and administration at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. A local business owner, Frazier has written and lectured for several years about the history of his hometown.
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