For well over a century, Asheville has attracted creative people. So, whatever good deeds have been done in the recent past should be seen as growing out of the incredible mountains around us and as gifts from prior generations, the Cherokees and hard-scrabble Southern Appalachian settlers and Asheville’s new urbanists from the mid-19th century onward.
Xpress continues its coverage of Asheville’s evolution, this week seen from the point of view of an historian, an urban planner, a financial planner, an activist, an urban planner, a drummer and a poet.
If you would like to contribute your views to Xpress‘ ongoing retrospective, please email email@example.com or add your comments to any of the many articles in our coverage online at mountainx.com. — Jeff Fobes
Here’s a list of stories featured in the third week of our Asheville Groove series:
“How Asheville Became (and Continues to Be) the Most Exciting Small City,” by Milton Ready
“Remember When, Asheville?” by Joyce Harrison
“It Takes a Village,” by Leslie Anderson
“A Call to Drums,” by Sunny Keach
“Saving the Red Maple,” by Margaret Williams
“Asheville: Where I Found Myself,” by Glenis Redmond
You might also be interested in our celebration of 20 years since Mountain Xpress launched its first issue.