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Planned Boy's Camp Becomes Lake Sega Properties

Picturing The Past  


Last updated 10/28/2019 at 2:45pm

During the 1920s, real estate was a booming business in Transylvania County. Properties were being developed for business and residential use. Residential development ranged from farmland and acreages to construction of subdivisions and new homes within the town of Brevard.

A 50-acre property two miles west of Brevard was originally planned as a boy’s summer camp. In September 1924, Robert Lawrence began construction of a lake and planned to build cabins as well.

The following June, Lawrence announced a prize of $5 gold for the best name for the camp. The name Sega, meaning welcome, was...

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