Grandfather Mountain

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Few natural features possess as much personality as the peaks of Grandfather Mountain, which dominate the skyline between Boone and Linville. The mountain takes its name from its resemblance to the profile of a sleeping old man; it was known to Cherokee hunters as Tanawha, or "fabulous eagle." Later visitors came to see the magnificent views, brave the famous Mile-High Swinging Bridge, and observe the native flora. The mountain is billed as North Carolina's top scenic attraction. The advent of photography made Grandfather Mountain the High Country's most photographed celebrity, with images crafted by the mountain's longtime owner and champion, legendary photographer Hugh Morton, as well as mementos of family gatherings and individual visits. Grandfather Mountain showcases the rich natural and recreational history of this North Carolina landmark.
ISBN: 9781467121040
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 210
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Michael C. Hardy is one of North Carolina's best-known historians. Author of 19 books, numerous articles, and a popular blog, he is also an avid photographer who enjoys visiting Grandfather Mountain, close to his home in Avery County. This is his fifth book for the Arcadia Images of America series. Images for Grandfather Mountain were culled from community members.
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