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By Beech Mountain Historical Society

Beech Mountain used to be a rugged wasteland identified merely to the Cherokee Indians. finally hunters, loggers, moonshiners, and settlers made their marks upon the mountain. within the Nineteen Sixties, Tom Brigham, a Birmingham dentist, expected a ski inn within the South and selected Beech Mountain because the ideal web site. Grover Robbins, a trees guy and developer from Blowing Rock, grew to become Brigham's imaginative and prescient into the Carolina Caribbean company, which constructed a four-season inn with the Land of ounces on the most sensible. firstly plenty bought quicker than roads should be outfitted to arrive them, and the overextended corporation went bankrupt. homeowners rallied to maintain what have been created, and in 1981, the mountain reinvented itself as an enthralling city and renowned lodge vacation spot. as well as a center of everlasting citizens, it attracts millions of tourists every year for snowboarding, climbing, brilliant surroundings, cool summers, and perfect golfing, tennis, and different leisure facilities--and for the exact feeling that's Beech Mountain.

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