Zelda Fitzgerald and Highland Hospital

What is about the Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald that continues to inspire the imagination of those in Asheville? Is it the stark contradictory love of money and rebellion, beauty and darkness, glamour and destitution that says something about the Asheville of the past and present? There is also obvious similarities between our ability today,... Continue Reading →

The History of Alcatraz

Sitting in the middle of the San Francisco Bay is the infamous Alcatraz Island. While Alcatraz, and its infamous nickname “The Rock,” is best known as being a maximum-security prison for the likes of Al Capone and James “Whitey” Bulger, its history stretches far beyond those days. Long before the island became known as Alcatraz,... Continue Reading →

The Ghosts of The Biltmore House

Grand estates create romantic images of lavish balls, garden parties, and perfectly manicured gardens. The Biltmore Estate is no exception. The privately-owned estate encompasses 8000 acres and has been owned by the Vanderbilt family for more than 100 years. George Vanderbilt had the home constructed as a country home. He was the grandson of Cornelius... Continue Reading →

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