Thursday, June 04, 2009

Cranberry this Saturday

The tenth (I think) Avery County Heritage Festival is this weekend, held this year in beautiful downtown Cranberry, on the grounds of the old Cranberry School. This is the site of the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker we put up last year. They mined iron ore at Cranberry during the war, and the property was owned by Robert F. Hoke after the war. We will be setting up a small encampment on the grounds and there will be several authors (me included) and other historians on site. The weather looks great, and if you are in the area, come on out and join us (10:00 am until 4:00 pm).

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