Swannanoa Valley

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The Swannanoa Valley lies to the east of Asheville, North Carolina, and is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the eastern United States. The eastern boundary of the valley follows the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and travelers entering through the Swannanoa Gap emerge into the beautiful "Land of the Sky." In the 1900s, multiple large religious assemblies were founded here. Montreat, Ridgecrest, the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, and Christmount have preserved thousands of acres of forested mountain slopes for more than a century. The valley is drained by the Swannanoa River, which meanders 18 miles westward, finally merging with the French Broad River near Biltmore. Swannanoa Valley showcases the rich recreational and cultural history of this scenic mountain area.
ISBN: 9781467121798
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mary McPhail Standaert, PhD, and Joseph Standaert are Montreat residents and have an active interest in preserving the history of the Swannanoa Valley. They are active with the Swannanoa Valley Museum and help lead interpretive historical hikes in the area. They previously coauthored Montreat, part of Arcadia's Postcard History Series.
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