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History of Asheville, North Carolina, USA

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The Biltmore Estate in Ashville is America's largest home, and includes a 255-room chateau, an award-winning winery and extensive gardens.

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  • 1785 - Asheville, North Carolina founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1854 - Asheville
    Asheville, a flourishingpost-village, capital of Buncombe county, North Carolina, is situated on the Buncombe turnpike, 1 1/ 2 miles E. from the...Read MORE...


  • 1886 - December 4-6 - A great snowstorm hit the southern Appalachian Mountains. The three day storm 33 inches at Asheville NC.

    The Weather Channel

  • News 1888 - An epidemic of meningitis was on the 20th depopulating Asheville, N. C., at the rate of a dozen deaths a day,
    all attempts to check it proving futile. Many inhabitants were leaving town.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888

  • News 1888 - George H. Vanderbilt, of New York, purchased one thousand acres of mountain lands near Asheville, N.C.,
    where it was said on the 2d he would build a large industrial institute for the free education of poor white children, who would be taught how to...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - December 24 - George Washington Vanderbilt II officially opens his "Biltmore House" estate, inviting his family to celebrate his new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 24, 1895

  • 1895 - Asheville / Ashville
    Asheville, or Ashville, ash'vil, a flourishing city and railroad centre, capital of Buncombe co., N.C., near French Broad River, and among the...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - GUESTS FLED SCANTILY CLAD; FIRE BREAKS OUT IN THE FASHIONABLE KENILWORTH INN NEAR ASHEVILLE, N.C.
    SEVENTY-FIVE GUESTS ALL ESCAPED.

    MOST OF THEM LEFT BEHIND THEIR CLOTHES AND VALUABLES - MEN WORE PAJAMAS AND OVERCOATS WHILE SOME OF THE WOMEN...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Asheville, or Asnville, a city, capital of Buncombe co., N.C., situated at the junction of the Swananoa and the French Broad River, and among the...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - SCHOOL FIRE.
    Asheville, N. C. - Five children are dead, three missing and eight are seriously injured as the result of a fire today which started in the furnace...Read MORE...


  • Asheville, North Carolina, USA
    Bon Marche Department Store
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  • Asheville, North Carolina, USA
    Battery Park Hotel, Asheville, N.C.
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    Airplane View of Biltmore Hotel, Asheville, N.C.
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  • News 1936 - THREE KILLED IN FIREWORKS BLAST. OTHERS BELIEVED DEAD AS CHARCOAL FIRE CAUSES EXPLOSION.
    Asheville, N.C., Dec. 25. - An explosion in a downtown fireworks store tonight killed at least three persons and injured an undetermined...Read MORE...


  • News 1938 - ASHEVILLE BLAST IS FATAL TO FIVE IN STONE QUARRY.
    Asheville, Sept. 1 - (AP) - A terrific dynamite explosion that killed five men at a stone quarry here puzzled officials today.
    The men,
    WILLIAM...Read MORE...




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  • 1785 - Asheville, North Carolina founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Asheville
    Asheville, a flourishingpost-village, capital of Buncombe county, North Carolina, is situated on the Buncombe turnpike, 1 1/ 2 miles E. from the... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - December 4-6 - A great snowstorm hit the southern Appalachian Mountains. The three day storm 33 inches at Asheville NC.

    The Weather Channel
  • News  1888 - An epidemic of meningitis was on the 20th depopulating Asheville, N. C., at the rate of a dozen deaths a day,
    all attempts to check it proving futile. Many inhabitants were leaving town. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888
  • News  1888 - George H. Vanderbilt, of New York, purchased one thousand acres of mountain lands near Asheville, N.C.,
    where it was said on the 2d he would build a large industrial institute for the free education of poor white children, who would be taught how to... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Asheville / Ashville
    Asheville, or Ashville, ash'vil, a flourishing city and railroad centre, capital of Buncombe co., N.C., near French Broad River, and among the... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - December 24 - George Washington Vanderbilt II officially opens his "Biltmore House" estate, inviting his family to celebrate his new home in Asheville, North Carolina.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 24, 1895
  • News  1909 - GUESTS FLED SCANTILY CLAD; FIRE BREAKS OUT IN THE FASHIONABLE KENILWORTH INN NEAR ASHEVILLE, N.C.
    SEVENTY-FIVE GUESTS ALL ESCAPED.

    MOST OF THEM LEFT BEHIND THEIR CLOTHES AND VALUABLES - MEN WORE PAJAMAS AND OVERCOATS WHILE SOME OF THE WOMEN... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Asheville, or Asnville, a city, capital of Buncombe co., N.C., situated at the junction of the Swananoa and the French Broad River, and among the... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - SCHOOL FIRE.
    Asheville, N. C. - Five children are dead, three missing and eight are seriously injured as the result of a fire today which started in the furnace... Read MORE...

  • News  1936 - THREE KILLED IN FIREWORKS BLAST. OTHERS BELIEVED DEAD AS CHARCOAL FIRE CAUSES EXPLOSION.
    Asheville, N.C., Dec. 25. - An explosion in a downtown fireworks store tonight killed at least three persons and injured an undetermined... Read MORE...

  • News  1938 - ASHEVILLE BLAST IS FATAL TO FIVE IN STONE QUARRY.
    Asheville, Sept. 1 - (AP) - A terrific dynamite explosion that killed five men at a stone quarry here puzzled officials today.
    The men,
    WILLIAM... Read MORE...

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