Blowing Rock Revisited

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Voted "the Prettiest Small Town in North Carolina" and often referred to as the Crown of the Blue Ridge, Blowing Rock is the highlight of the High Country. Named for a unique, natural feature itself, Blowing Rock has always represented a distinctive blend of natural and cultural heritage. The town was first developed as an early resort area, which grew quickly in the 1890s. Modern boardinghouses, hotels, and inns were the first significant businesses in Blowing Rock and helped the town survive—even flourish—during the Great Depression. Added attractions in the 1950s and 1960s made Blowing Rock a year-round vacation paradise for families, which it still is today. Yet the heart of Blowing Rock lies within its community and residents who make their small town a wonderful place to visit and an even better place to live.
ISBN: 9781467134743
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Trent Margrif is an adjunct professor at Appalachian State University and helped digitize the archives of the Blowing Rock Historical Society. Many of the images in this catalog were photographed by the late Jerry Burns, “Mr. Blowing Rock” himself. Margrif has compiled this collection to capture the small town throughout the 20th century, as well as the cultural landscape of Blowing Rock enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.
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