The Transylvania Times -

Don't Take Our Land


August 19, 2019

My husband and I bought our property on Old Hendersonville Highway in Pisgah Forest 20 years ago. We bought the property from a family who had lived and farmed it for over 60 years. When we purchased it we stated that, “our intent was to retain it as a working farm.” Included in the purchase was a railroad on which a train would go by every few days but which has not been used for many years.

Now a group called “Friends of the Ecusta Trail” is proposing to build a trail for public use across our land. If this occurs, it would entail the government taking a wide swath of land acros...

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