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Somerset Place | Antebellum North Carolina Plantation

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

North Carolina has some wonderful historic sites, one of which is Somerset Place in Washington County. Somerset Place was one of the largest North Carolina Plantations before the Civil War. (The slave population was among the largest in NC). Through most of its existence it was operated by the Collins family. The current Historical Site [...]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial – Old Kentucky Home Boarding House

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

In August of 1998 Asheville awoke to a sad morning with the news of the burning of the Old Kentucky Home that was the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in downtown. The fire was ruled an arson and extensively damaged the building and furnishings. The arsonist was never caught as I recall, however the building was restored [...]