Getaway of the week

Photo courtesy of Anne Chesky

What: Hike with the Swannanoa Valley Museum group to see the ruins of the Alexander Farm and the grave marker of Samuel Davidson, the first settler west of the Blue Ridge, who was killed by Cherokee Indians in the 1780s. The hike is easy, with lots of historical interpretation by Bill Alexander, a descendant of Samuel Davidson.

When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Where: 1 p.m. in parking lot of the Swannanoa Ingles, near State Road 70 in front of the store.

Cost: $15 for Museum members; $20 for non-members.

Registration: Reservations are required. Please call 669-9566 or visit the website at

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