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Author CHRISTOPHER BLAKE presents RIVER OF CLIFFS: A LINVILLE GORGE HISTORY

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Linville Gorge was the first Wilderness Area on the East Coast, approved by Congress in 1964. “The Grand Canyon of the East” was named for William Linville, a member of a party of long hunters in 1766 who fell victim to a Shawnee attack. The difficult terrain made early settlements nearly impossible and logging unprofitable, and it remains one of the few examples of old-growth forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Unique rock formations, from Table Rock to the Chimneys, and miles of trails attract thousands of climbers, hikers and adventure seekers each year. In this revised edition, author Christopher Blake draws on American colonial reports, travel writings, diaries, fiction and numerous archival records to weave a narrative fabric of an American treasure.

Details

Date:
August 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:

Venue

Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
Phone:
8004419829
Website:
malaprops.com

Organizer

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
Phone:
828-254-6734
Email:
cindy@malaprops.com
Website:
www.malaprops.com