New book on Blue Ridge Mountains released

"The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina" was released Monday, Aug. 25.
"The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina" was released Monday, Aug. 25.

From press release:

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History Series.  It was released Monday, Aug. 25. The book by local author Janet Morrison uses vintage postcards and images to illustrate the history of the mountains.

Running along the western border of the state, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have beckoned explorers, settlers, and tourists for generations. Within the ridges and valleys of these mountains, spectacular natural features abound, such as Blowing Rock, Looking Glass Falls, and Linville Gorge. Here, the highest mountain peak in North Carolina, Mount Mitchell, rises to  6,684 feet.

Recreationally, these mountains boast massive tourist appeal; visitors can hike the Appalachian Trail, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, or explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This title showcases the natural beauty of the unique mountain range and the numerous mountain communities that many call home.

Highlights of The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina include:

The book gives information about the geography, geology, flora and fauna of western North Carolina as well as the varied topography of the region.

Postcards of the Blue Ridge Parkway are accompanied by many facts about the construction of the roadway.

The postcards illustrate the profound changes that occurred in the first half of the 20th century as a result of the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway and several hydroelectric dams and lakes and the establishment of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or



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