George Vanderbilt’s pampered Jersey herd was the foundation of Biltmore Dairy Farms, but most folks in Asheville remember its milkmen and Winky Bars.
Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College’s reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college’s brief, obscure existence — and its avant-garde “Happening” — sealed its legend.
“A big neighborhood” is what Carl Goerch called this state, and in this neighborhood, these mountains, Sandhills, and beaches, he found himself. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the magazine he founded, we used his writings as a guide and explored North Carolina by plane and car, pen and camera. We understand why he fell in love.