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The Several Lives of West Asheville, Part III: Edwin Carrier in West Asheville

Quick Take on the Early Years: Incorporation, De-/Re-incorporation, Annexation, and Mini-Boom, 1889-1925 When West Asheville–already on the way toward development and modernization–was incorporated on February 9, 1889, the language of the Act had the quaint, old-fashioned flavor of an early … Continue reading

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“The Land of the Sky”: How a Phrase Went So Far, So Fast, and Lasted So Long

One of a three-part series, best read in order: 1. ¬†Asheville as “The Land of the Sky”: The Novel, and a Phrase That Stuck 2. “The Land of the Sky”: A Brief Guide to the Novel and Its Moment 3.¬†“The … Continue reading

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