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Toxaway Falls and the Toxaway Dam Break

Toxaway Falls

Toxaway Falls is next to US-64 between Brevard and Cashiers.  It is now part of Gorges State Park. Gorges State Park boundary runs right down the middle of the river.

It is a beautiful view as the Toxaway River pours over the granite and disappears into the forest around Sapphire (where I lived when I was little). Continue reading Toxaway Falls and the Toxaway Dam Break

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Fassifern School for Girls

Old Postcard of Fassifern School

There is a stone column with a plaque about Fassifern School for Girls on Fleming Street Hendersonville.

Fassifern School was not just a finishing school. They had a business course as early as 1918. They had certificate programs and taught music, art, Spanish and home economics. Fassifern graduates met the requirements to be accepted at Southern Association Colleges, the University of North Carolina, Smith and Wellesley and other schools.

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Overlook Mansion, Overlook Castle or Seely’s Castle in Asheville

Overlook Mansion, Overlook Castle or Seely’s Castle in Asheville – Greetings from the Past

Overlook Castle is a Gothic castle at 379 Town Mountain Rd, Asheville, NC. It was finished in 1914 and has had many owners and residents including a social activist, a college, a huge German shepherd, a junk man, a church, and a polyester elastic-waist pants tycoon.
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