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Call me a sentimentalist but developing Chimney Rock is WRONG

This could be sad (well…unless I win the lottery and could buy an estate up there..nonono!) I was born in North Carolina and have been through much of its great remaining wilderness. As Roosevelt and the Davis’ recognized, some things should be preserved.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chimney Rock Park, the popular private park set in the cliffs overlooking Lake Lure in western North Carolina, is being offered for private sale, with an asking price of $55 million, owner Todd Morse said Tuesday.

With its dramatic views, elevator ride to the top of the signature Chimney Rock and sheer rock faces, the park has been a tourist destination since it opened in 1902 after it was first developed by Morse’s great-great uncle Lucius B. Morse.

The park’s trails and cliffs were a site for filming of the 1992 movie “Last of the Mohicans,” and it has been featured in numerous other productions.

Maybe I can get the kids to see it before things change. Thank you Michael Silence for the link.

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