Chimney Rock Park and Hickory Nut Gorge

Author: J. Timothy Cole
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738553177
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From the opening of Chimney Rock Park by Jerome Freeman in 1890 to Dr. Lucius Morse's dreams for Lake Lure in the 1920s, the development of tourism in the Hickory Nut Gorge area is one of the untold stories of the region's history. For much of the 19th century, the area was remote and known to few; Freeman was perhaps the first to truly appreciate Chimney Rock's potential, but it took the invention of the automobile and the completion of the Charlotte to Asheville Highway in 1915 for that potential to be fully realized. By the 1920s, Chimney Rock Park and the gorge's hotels and summer camps were known to thousands. In 2007, the State of North Carolina purchased Chimney Rock Park from the Morse family, and a new chapter began.

A Hiker s Guide to the Hickory Nut Gorge

Author: Ryan Lubbers
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985532901
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An essential source of information for hiking in the Hickory Nut Gorge are of Western North Carolina. Includes: Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Bat Cave, Gerton, Bearwallow,Mountain the Florerence Preserve and more

Lake Lure

Author: Jim Proctor
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738598437
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Lake Lure, North Carolina, is known as the "Gem of the Carolinas." Twenty-five years after Dr. Lucius Morse and his brothers Hiram and Asahil purchased Chimney Rock in 1902, their dream of creating Lake Lure and the town of Lake Lure was realized. Lake Lure is surrounded by majestic mountain cliffs and fed by the idyllic Rocky Broad River. A popular tourist destination, Lake Lure hosted famous figures through the years, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also significant in film history, it provided the backdrop for Dirty Dancing and Last of the Mohicans. Lake Lure showcases the rich community, tourism, and recreational history of this mountain community.

Case Study of Historically Destructive Landslides in Hickory Nut Gorge Near Chimney Rock North Carolina

Author: Catherine Soplata
Publisher:
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Historical accounts of landslides induced by major storm events (1916, 1996) along the Hickory Nut Gorge near Chimney Rock, North Carolina as well as documented rockfall (2012) along a portion of massive exfoliating cliff faces, and the empirical evidence of enormous boulders scattered throughout the valley show that this part of the Blue Ridge is prone to landslides. With so much tourism due to Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure, it is imperative to gain a better understanding of the landslides in the Hickory Nut Gorge. This study is a field-work based multi-methods approach to classify these landslide deposits by type based on observable characteristics and geomorphic form and to discuss the processes by which they form and, in particular, explore the historical storm events as well as other potential causes of landslides near Chimney Rock. Field observations of geomorphic forms, deposit characteristics, and topographic features demonstrate that only two landslides types and processes - rockfall and debris flow are common with debris flow being dominate. Although rockfall dominates along very steep to near-vertical upper slopes and cliffs, differences in deposit characteristics and geomorphology suggest two types: 1) weathering-induced exfoliation and 2) seismicity. Based on observed geomorphic features and weathering characteristics of debris flows, younger debris-flow channels are incised through older debris deposits as well as through terrace deposits, indicating repetitive flow events during flooding. Major storm events occurred in 1916, 1994, 1996, 2008, and 2014 with the 1916 and 1996 events triggering multiple landslides. Antecedent precipitation, including the timing of such precipitation, as well as storm event rainfall duration appear to be the most critical rainfall characteristics which generate landslides in the Hickory Nut Gorge. The most influential factors in the study area appear to be the moderate susceptibility of the Henderson Gneiss, the steep slopes of the gorge, and human activity such as logging.

In the Shadows of Chimney Rock

Author: Rose Senehi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996257107
Format: PDF
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A touching tale of Family and Place. An heiress to one of the South's lumber dynasties reaches out to her mountain roots for solace after suffering a life-shattering blow, only to be drawn into a struggle to redeem the legacy of a father she's never known. Against the backdrop of North Carolina's beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge emerges a moving story of love, family and longing. Hayden Taylor starts to heal in the womb of the gorge and the edgy exhilaration of Asheville, never suspecting the man who killed her father was stalking her. Football legend, Ben Beckham, is looking for redemption too, and tries to earn it working for a local land trust, only to discover he's falling in love with a woman he can't have.

Selected Climbs in North Carolina

Author: Yon Lambert
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898868555
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* Packed with 450 of the coolest climbs in 10 of the hottest climbing areas in North Carolina* Nail-biting action photos from professional climbing photographer Harrison Shull* Individual route descriptions feature 1st ascent background and more detail about the climbs* 1st totally new guide to N. Carolina since 1992. It is the first time that the climbing areas Rumbling Bald and Big Green have appeared in the same guide. It also includes new areas such as the North Face of WhitesideMountain, Chockstone Chimney Wall in Linville Gorge and Middle Hawksbill.* Each chapter includes a separate history section and detailed directions* N. Carolina also has some of the best bouldering areas in the SoutheastDon't think of North Carolina for a climbing destination? Think again. Located in the southern Appalachians, intimidating granite domes, steep quartzite walls, and a variety of terrain offering short and long climbs will whet the appetites of beginning to more advanced climbers.The 10 climbing areas are organized into three geographical regions: Piedmont including Moore's Wall; Stone Mountain; Crowders Mountain; the Northern Blue Ridge covering the infamous Linville Gorge-often referred to as the Grand Canyon of North Carolina; Ship Rock; and the Southern Blue Ridge with Looking Glass, Rumbling Bald, Cedar Rock, Big Green, and Whiteside Mountain.

The Land of the Sky

Author: Christian Reid
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781377041827
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Dancing on Rocks

Author: Rose Senehi
Publisher: K I M Publications
ISBN: 9780615895055
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Returning to Chimney Rock, North Carolina after her mother's accident, Georgie wonders if she can rekindle her relationship with the man she's never forgotten despite the secret that drove her away years earlier.

Papa Topside

Author: Helen Siiteri
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612513786
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A pioneer in the field of deep-sea diving, George F. Bond helped develop the theory of saturation diving and the techniques and dive tables used by divers around the world. In this edited journal—made public for the first time—Bond offers a lively account of his work with the U.S. Navy’s first manned undersea habitats, the Sealab experiments of the 1960s. Dubbed “Papa Topside” by the media who followed his work with Navy aquanauts, Bond gives a colorful eyewitness account of what today are considered benchmarks in the history of diving. This is a candid, personal record of Sealabs I, II, and III, and the FISSH experiment, the finale of Bond’s career. The picture that emerges is one of a brilliant, larger-than-life figure who, though often difficult to get along with, earned the respect and affection of his peers. The book draws on the editor’s interviews with Bond’s fellow researchers and divers as well as Bond’s daily logs and correspondence. Always frank and to the point, he describes his frustrations with the Navy brass, his friendly competition with Jacques Cousteau, and his spirited relationship with aquanaut/astronaut Scott Carpenter. As the only full-length book written about U.S. aquanauts and their undersea exploits, it is an important historical document. It is also an entertaining read.

The Forest City Lynching of 1900

Author: J. Timothy Cole
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786416238
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Politics in Rutherford County were heated a century ago: the developing textile industry, the growing population, an agricultural crisis and race relations inflamed everyone. Mills Higgins Flack, a leader of the Farmers' Alliance and the county's first Populist in the state House, was allegedly murdered on August 28, 1900, by Avery Mills, an African American. This book documents the murder and the lynching of Avery Mills. The author (Flack's great-great-grandson) considers the phenomena of racial lynching, the Populist movement in the county, the white supremacy movement of the state's Democratic party and the county's KKK activities.