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Grandfather Mountain

Written by chadk78 on 27 Jun, 2005

At 5,694 feet above sea level, Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Cherokees knew it as "Tanawha", or "Great Hawk". When European settlers arrived, they thought it resembled a bearded elderly man facing skyward. Thus the…Read More


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