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November 26th, 2013:

Explore Western North Carolina

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Find out about new additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:


Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina: A Guide to Music Sites, Artists, and Traditions of the Mountains and Foothills, by Fred Fussell, with Steve Kruger. The author presents a guidebook to the legendary music and dance traditions of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains organized by region and county. Learn about the rich musical worlds of bluegrass, old-time, gospel,  string band and the traditional dances of clogging, flatfooting among others. Included is a CD with 26 song tracks by profiled musicians spanning nine decades, now available for the first time.





Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway: The Only Guide You Will Ever Need, Including GPS, Detailed Maps, & More, by Leonard Adkins. This comprehensive guidebook provides detailed descriptions of every official trail along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including the Appalachian Trail and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Detailed information- trail length, difficulty, wheelchair accessibility, history, lodging, campgrounds, dining, tunnel heights (for RVs), elevation changes (bicyclists), wildflower bloom calendars, and sightseeing information on nearby towns – makes it easy to plan an entire trip.




Lake Lure, by Jim Proctor. Brimming with vintage photographs, the history of Lake Lure, “Gem of the Carolinas,” is revealed, from its founding in 1902 through the life and times of this idyllic destination visited by famous figures such as Franklin D. Roosevelt and F. Scott Fitzgerald.



Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.

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