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  •   In 1885, when Robert Lee Madison arrived in western North Carolina to teach school, he was dismayed by how […]

    Cullowhee Idea

      In 1885, when Robert Lee Madison arrived in western North Carolina to teach school, he was dismayed by how […]

  • The Plott Hound is an agile, muscular dog with a short, often brindle colored coat and historic mountain heritage.  Of […]

    Plott Hounds

    The Plott Hound is an agile, muscular dog with a short, often brindle colored coat and historic mountain heritage.  Of […]

  •   Shape notes were invented in the late 18th century to simplify teaching people to sight-read unaccompanied sacred musical scores. […]

    Shape Notes

      Shape notes were invented in the late 18th century to simplify teaching people to sight-read unaccompanied sacred musical scores. […]

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  • In 1915 Cecil Sharp, an important collector of traditional English ballads, was informed that many Appalachian singers were singing old English songs ...

    Cecil Sharp

    In 1915 Cecil Sharp, an important collector of traditional English ballads, was informed that many Appalachian singers were singing old English songs …

  • In the early 20th century, the Appalachian forest was subjected to devastating large-scale commercial exploitation for the first time. At […]

    Cradle of Forestry

    In the early 20th century, the Appalachian forest was subjected to devastating large-scale commercial exploitation for the first time. At […]

  •   Since the early 1700s, travelers have reported seeing the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights on clear, moonless nights. According to […]

    Brown Mountain Lights

      Since the early 1700s, travelers have reported seeing the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights on clear, moonless nights. According to […]