Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley (Images of America) by Swannanoa Valley Museum

By Swannanoa Valley Museum

North Carolina's great Blue Ridge Mountains have drawn humans to the Swannanoa Valley because the starting of time. Rivers and forests lured early hunters and gatherers; later population tilled the wealthy, fertile soil and logged the thick forests at the mountainsides. humans additionally got here to the mountains to benefit from the mystical attractiveness and appeal of the realm, the cool, crisp weather, and the glowing waters of brooks and streams. mountain climbing, tenting, and the tranquility of a forest global supplied get away from urban existence. The Swannanoa Valley is cradled among the Craggy Mountains to the north and the Swannanoa Mountains to the south. Mount Mitchell, the top height in the US east of the Mississippi River, rises majestically within sight. one of the early viewers who made up our minds to settle within the valley have been those that bought the land that later turned the websites of the well-known convention facilities within the area-Montreat, YMCA Blue Ridge meeting, and Ridgecrest-and businessmen, who introduced to the area.

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