Linville Gorge Wilderness Area (Images of America) by Christopher Blake

By Christopher Blake

Famed as "the Grand Canyon of the East," the Linville Gorge barren region sector is a rugged tract of greater than 12,000 acres situated within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. local americans as soon as observed the Linville River as Eeseeoh, or "River of Cliffs," a reputation that appropriately describes the river because it twists its means throughout the gorge below sheer rock faces and exact craggy peaks. because the local American ambush of the William Linville searching celebration in 1766, the gorge has endured to make headlines with every little thing from motion picture filming to deadly injuries and wooded area fires. this day viewers flock to the traditional allure and revel in a possible pristine, unexplored wooded area canyon. however the Linville Gorge has even more to provide than simply breathtaking surroundings. Its wealthy historical past has been documented through photographers because the 1870s, and it's via those outdated images that experience seekers of the previous are associated with nature fanatics of the present.

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