Category: History and Culture

Ode to Spring

Another archaic definition of Spring is the dawn or dawning as of day or light. I like this one too, because for many living things it is indeed the dawning of a new day, the dawning of new life.All in all, Spring is the thing!

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Modern Day Candle Making In Appalachia

Candles have been used as a source of light for more than 5,000 years, yet little is known about their origin. We do know that candles played an important role in early religious ceremonies. Use of candles in ceremonies can be traced back all the way to Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, in 165 B.C.

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Secret Tunnels Under Asheville

It has long been rumored that there once was a vast network of secret tunnels under Asheville, NC. Legends of sunless bootlegger routes, abandoned subway tunnels, and hidden passages beneath the Masonic temple are hinted at by locals, bartenders, and Haunted Asheville tour guides alike.

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