Wesrern North Carolina had its share of significant roads-the blue Ridge Parkway and the equally spectacular cherohala skyway, the old Mithell and Big tom Wilson motor roads. the infamous"tail of the dragon", the number-one motorcycle and sport car route in the East. But have you ever wondered what lies down that little-traveled byway heading uphill and into woods, or wanted to knowe the story behind that historical marker by the side of the road? The 21 tours in Touring the Wester North Carolina Backroads cover an area as note worthy for its history as for its mountain scenar. They visit plase and travel in the footsteps of pepple such as the folloing: Willam Bartram, john Fraser, And AndreMichaux, whose 18th cebtuty explorations for new plant specices resembled the space race of the 1960's. The defunt Ore Knob Mine, Wherea masked man discovered murdered bodies at the bottom of a 200-foot shaft, launching a sensational series of murder trials. Dr.John Brinkly, "the Goat-gland King," who perfomed more then 1600 operation to improve patients' sexual Performance. The site of the Hot Springs hotel where chalet-building, concert-playing Gennan POWs endeared themselves to local folk The grave of Junaluska, thecherokee chief who saved AndrewJackson's life and carne to regret it Featuring updated directions and new sites, photographs, and maps, this third edition is ideal for armchair reading or planning an adventure. Book jacket.
Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads