Roan Mountain: A Passage of Time
From Andre Michaux, John Muir, and other early explorers, to General John T. Wilder and the developers, from the Roan’s inexplicable “balds” to the lush forests of its “Canadian zone,” here is the story of one of the best-loved places in the Southern Appalachians. This new edition contains over 30 historical photographs not previously published. New chapters added to the book tell of intriguing new biological discoveries, notable historical visitors, and the findings of the author’s research conducted since the first edition was published in 1991.
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General John T Wilder Collection
Flora and Fauna
General John T Wilder
M Brown Collection
W Mackie Collection
The Work of the Southern Appalachian National
John Muir on the Roan
John Muir Papers HoltAtherton Department of Special Collections
An Historical Gathering
In the Natural World
Courtesy of Dr Matthew Rowe
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