The Hermit on Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain in the North Carolina Alleghany Mountains

Bald Mountain. Letters from the Alleghany Mountains by Charles Lanman (1849).

David Greer, the Mountain Hermit

“I now write from a log cabin on the Catawba River, and in one of its most beautiful valleys. My ride from Asheville to Burnsville, a distance of over forty miles, was unattended by a single interesting incident, and afforded only one mountain prospect that caused me to rein in my…



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