Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Good Friday trip to Blowing Rock

Jon could not come because he was working on the spring production of Moonchildren. Abe was in town after visiting grad schools in DC. Susan is developing an irrational affection for this little Blue Ridge town. She checked out a little bit of local history. The first wave of development came after the Civil War. The mountains were apparently regarded as safe, so Scotch and Irish settlers in the area sent their families into the hills while they went off to fight. Returning soldiers settled in the area, and the town was incorporated in 1889 when it reached a population of 300 people. There's been some growth since then - the population in 2008 was 1490!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jon & Susan,
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