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DAR Rededicates Its 'Forgotten Forest'


Last updated 10/17/2016 at 8:04pm

Matt McGregor

(Left to right) Mark Woods, Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent of the National Park Service; Molly Tarrt, vice-chairman, Marking of the DAR Jubilee Memorial Forest Committee, and historian James G. Lewis all attended Friday's dedication.

The rededication of the Daughters of the American Revolution's (DAR) Jubilee Memorial Forest at Devil's Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway on Friday completed a long journey of rediscovering a forest that wasn't necessarily lost, just forgotten.

Remembering that forest, however, required an excursion through not only the Pisgah National Forest but also through history.

"People loved the story," said Molly Tartt, vice-chairman of the state's Marking of the DAR Jubilee Memorial Forest Committee. "They loved this idea of a lost forest. But the forest wasn't lost. It had been there the w...

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