A History of Transportation in Western North Carolina: Trails, Roads, Rails and Air

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Traveling across the treacherous and diverse landscape of western North Carolina is a challenge historically met with human ingenuity. Mountain traces of Native Americans, dusty stagecoach routes and vital railroads lined the region. Asheville installed the state's first electric streetcars. Intrepid young men and women continued North Carolina's aviation legacy. The Buncombe Turnpike helped tame the Blue Ridge Mountains, allowing livestock drives to reach markets in South Carolina. Author Terry Ruscin reveals the visionaries and risk-takers who paved the way to the "Land of the Sky" in a wondrous examination of western North Carolina transportation history.
ISBN: 9781467137065
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Transportation
Images: 134
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Terry Ruscin, an author, columnist, photographer, researcher and retired advertising executive, is a member of the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc.; Historic Flat Rock, Inc.; and DRAC (Design Review Advisory Committee, overseeing the city's historic districts for the Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission), as well as a commissioner with HRC (Henderson County Historic Resources Commission). Ruscin has served on the boards of the Henderson County Heritage Museum and the California Missions Foundation.
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