Searching For The DAR Memorial Forest – Brevard NC
Last updated 8/19/2015 at 12:27pm
"How could we lose this forest?"
It's a historical mystery we'd been working on since July 2, when Molly Tartt, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in western North Carolina, asked me that quetion in an email.
Indeed, how does a 50-acre forest vanish from maps and memory?
Until recently, no one knew where the forest was, and few had heard of the DAR Memorial Forest.
It seems more legend than fact at this point.
Tartt had been searching for some time for information on the forest and turned to the Forest History Society for help, fittingly, right before Indepen...