Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

by Michael C. Hardy
     
 

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Few natural features possess as much personality as the peaks of Grandfather Mountain, which dominate the skyline between Boone and Linville. The mountain takes its name from its resemblance to the profile of a sleeping old man; it was known to Cherokee hunters as Tanawha, or "fabulous eagle." Later visitors came to see the magnificent views, brave the famous Mile… See more details below

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Few natural features possess as much personality as the peaks of Grandfather Mountain, which dominate the skyline between Boone and Linville. The mountain takes its name from its resemblance to the profile of a sleeping old man; it was known to Cherokee hunters as Tanawha, or "fabulous eagle." Later visitors came to see the magnificent views, brave the famous Mile-High Swinging Bridge, and observe the native flora. The mountain is billed as North Carolina's top scenic attraction. The advent of photography made Grandfather Mountain the High Country's most photographed celebrity, with images crafted by the mountain's longtime owner and champion, legendary photographer Hugh Morton, as well as mementos of family gatherings and individual visits. Grandfather Mountain showcases the rich natural and recreational history of this North Carolina landmark.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467121040
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,328,407
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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