Monthly Archives: May 2014

Center for Cultural Preservation highlights Blue Ridge Artists at May 31 opening

Back at the beginning of May, Hendersonville, NC’s Center for Cultural Preservation launched a month-long online silent auction for its SPRING MOUNTAIN ART SHOW to benefit the Center and ECO (the Environmental Conservation Organization). Artists featured in the show include Cynthia Wilson, Costanza Knight, Marsha Hammel, Rob Travis, and David Voorhees. To view and bid on […]

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Book Excerpt: ‘Lock Ready’

David stepped into the large warehouse at the southern end of the canal basin in Cumberland. The bay doors had been swung open to allow sunlight to shine on the work going on inside. However, it also meant that the warehouse stayed cold inside. It was nothing more than a very long barn. The difference was that this barn housed canal boats not livestock. The Lewis Boatworks was one of a handful of boat yards in Cumberland that built and repaired canal boats for canallers.

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‘Our Mountains’ to debut this summer in Eastern Kentucky

In the summer of 2014, the new program Our Mountains, which will shine a light on the Appalachian Mountains of East Kentucky, debuts on television and online. Developed by Dean Osborne and Rhonda and Joel Brashear, Our Mountains will feature positive, uplifting stories of the people and places here in the East Kentucky hills. Our Mountains is a modern take on traditional Appalachian culture, celebrating the rich history of our region while looking toward a bright future.

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Hauling the last shipment of Confederate gold

“A few miles from Seneca, S. C. on the Blue Ridge Railroad there was a station called Perryville; now only a few rocks remain on the south side of the track to mark the spot. There was a bar-room, where doubtless many regaled themselves. One man who lived nearby would light his pipe with a […]

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