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Flashback: The Pruitts of Southampton

Biltmore's TV Land Past. The Internet is full of hidden treasures. Check out this promo from an ABC show that aired back in 1966. Recognize that abode? From the looks of it not much has changed to the Biltmore facade in the almost 50 years since this aired. The interior shots featured in the show were filmed elsewhere - most likely a studio in California. The Show  The Pruitts of Southampton

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

New Documentary Commemorates Carl Sandburg’s Death.  Explore the controversial life and legacy of Carl Sandburg through archival footage and interviews with Pete Seeger, the late Studs Terkel and Norman Corwin, family, poets, and scholars. The Day Carl Sandburg Died , premieres nationwide Monday, September 24 on PBS (check local listings). For much of the 20th century, Carl Sandburg (1/6/1878

Trolley Tours Begin 2012 Season

Trolley Tours Begin 2012 Season

Asheville's Popular Trolley Tours Return for 2012 Season This weekend rings in the return of the Asheville trolley tours . While in town, secure tickets for a guided tour around the city. Each tour offers  hop-on/hop-off  privileges and  is fully narrated with interesting stories of Asheville's history as well as insider tips on where the hot spots are located.  Stop by the

Asheville’s Rich Architectural History

Asheville’s Rich Architectural History

Asheville was a little more than a primitive outpost in 1797. Frontiersmen such as Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett traveled through in the early days. The railroad transformed Asheville and Buncombe County into a resort and therapeutic health center when it arrived in 1880. Asheville quickly became a Mecca for visitors searching for a mountain escape, its population climbing to nearly 30,000

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