Hidden History of Henderson County, North Carolina

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Join author and historian Terry Ruscin as he reveals Henderson County's forgotten yet colorful history complete with its own cast of characters and historic landmarks. Who composed a blockbuster opera a few miles from downtown Hendersonville? Who were the record-setting McCrary twins, and why were they famous? These questions and many more are answered in this exciting volume of obscured history. From James Brown's 1950s performance on Hendersonville's Main Street to the rumors of illegal distilling in Cathead, these are the tales of surreptitious cascades, log homes and unattended cemeteries. Delve into the communities of Black Bottom, Delmont and Peacock Town. Discover what lurks within the derelict buildings of the county's backcountry roads.
ISBN: 9781626191297
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Hidden History
Images: 123
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Terry Ruscin is an author, photographer, historian, and retired advertising executive. Ruscin is a member of the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society, Historic Flat Rock Inc., Hendersonville's Design Review Advisory Committee overseeing the city's historic districts, and a commissioner with the Henderson County Historic Resources Commission. William "Wick" Andrews published books for some of Henderson County's previous local writers of history. He is descended from the Lowndeses of Charleston and he lives on some of the ancestral land he inherited in Henderson County.
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