Monday, June 21, 2010

Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-1894) Marker

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Inscription: In Honor of Zebulon Baird Vance, Confederate Soldier, War Governor U.S. Senator, Orator, Statesman. May 13, 1830 [Wreath and Flag Emblem] April 14, 1894. This tablet is placed by Asheville Chapter U.D.C. 1938. Location. 35° 35.702? N, 82° 33.089? W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Biltmore Avenue (U.S. 25) near Patton Avenue (U.S. 74E), on the right when traveling north. Located at Pack Square. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Asheville (North Carolina) Newspapers

The Asheville Citizen-Times is a Gannett newspaper based in Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A.. It was formed on July 1, 1991 as a result of the merger of the morning Asheville Citizen and the afternoon Asheville Times.

Founded in 1870 as a weekly, the Citizen became a daily newspaper in 1885. Writers Thomas Wolfe, O. Henry, both buried in Asheville, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, a common visitor to Asheville, frequently could be found in the newsroom in earlier days. In 1930 the Citizen came under common ownership with the Times, which was first established in 1896 as the Asheville Gazette. The latter paper merged with a short-lived rival, the Asheville Evening News, to form the Asheville Gazette-News and was renamed The Asheville Times by new owner Charles A. Webb.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Marker (Asheville, North Carolina)

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Erected and Dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and Friends In loving memory of Robert E. Lee and to mark the route of the
Dixie Highway “The shaft memorial and highway straight attest his worth — he cometh to his own.” — Littlefield — Erected 1926 by United Daughters of the Confederacy and Friends.

Davidson's Fort: A Day of Marching and Arms Drill (26 June 2010)

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