Our People, Our Past: The Transylvania Genealogy Group
Few Transylvanians are left who remember the once grand entranceway to Pisgah National Forest, adorned by a bronze eagle atop the arch.
The gate rose not long after the forest was opened in 1936. When the arch was erected, farms and cornfields stretched alongside the now bustling
Elderly Transylvanians relayed saving hard to come by pennies as small children during a fundraising drive for the monument and the eagle. The
monument commemorated county veterans.
The location of the original entranceway was no doubt much closer to the intersection, as shown by the photo above. Unfortunate...