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River of Cliffs : A Linville Gorge History (Paperback) (Christopher Blake)

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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.
Number of Pages: 251
Genre: History, Travel
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Christopher Blake
Language: English
Street Date: July 24, 2017
TCIN: 52744088
UPC: 9781625858849
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-8132
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