Halfbacks and high hills, arts and frogs, elk and Plotts — and how it all blends together in one of the most intriguing places in North Carolina.
In the late 1800s, this area was the booming, industrial heart of the city. Factories and mills lined the banks along the French Broad River, producing everything from fabric and flour to crackers and ice. Those businesses have long since faded away. But the district’s creativee spirit never died.