The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Transylvania Promoted Tourism 100 Years Ago

 

Cover from Brevard Board of Trade tourism brochure, circa 1912-1915.

Since the mid-1800s the mountains western North Carolina have attracted those escaping the heat, humidity and disease of the lowlands of South Carolina and Georgia in the summer. During the winter the area offers respite from the harsh weather of northern cities.

When the railroad arrived in the late 1890s Transylvania County boomed as an ideal place to live, work and play. Seeing an opport...



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