A history of Mt. Mitchell and the Black Mountains : exploration, development, and preservation / by S. Kent Schwarzkopf.

Schwarzkopf, S. Kent [Browse]
Raleigh : Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources : Division of Parks and Recreation, North Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources and Community Development, 1985.
xv, 117 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Summary note
"The Black Mountain range of the Appalachians is the highest mountain range in the eastern United States and has a diverse ecology with plants and animals usually found much further north. Heavily deforested in the late nineteenth century, the range was the site of the nation's first natural resources preservation movement in the early 20th century. Subjects discussed include intitial habitations by scientist Elisha Mitchell's exploration of the range, developing tourism in the 1850s, the Clingman-Mitchell highest peak controversy, and geographic explorations of Arnold Guyot, exploitation and preservation at the turn of the 20th century, and the return of tourism."-- Provided by distributor.
Bibliographic references
Bibliography: p. 116-117.
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  • Illustrations
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Initial habitation of the area surrounding the Black Mountains: Native American and white
  • The earliest scientific explorations: In search of new plants
  • Elisha Mitchell and his early trips to the Black Mountains
  • The 1850s: A decade of developing tourism
  • The Clingman-Mitchell controversy: Claim to the high peak
  • Tragedy in the Black Mountains
  • Arnold Guyot: Geographer unrivaled
  • Exploration and preservation
  • The return of tourism
  • Notes
  • Research sources and suggested readings.
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History of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains.
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