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Our People, Our Past: The Transylvania Genealogy Group


Original Entrance To Pisgah National Forest

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...

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