Blue Ridge Lore

Blue Ridge Mountain Folklore & Stories




Blue Ridge Stories

The Naturalist’s Notebook

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Tales, History, Geography, Folklore & Wildlife of the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills, Appalachian legends, ghost stories, mountain flora and fauna, Appalachian natural history, extinct and extirpated species, crafts, colorful historic characters, woods lore, mountain landforms, Blue Ridge weather, mountain cooking, Appalachian herbal remedies, past Blue Ridge landscapes, and historic sites.


Blue Ridge Lore contains articles that have been published in various periodicals, as well as new essays that are presented here for the first time. More stories are added occasionally, and old ones are revised with new information, so check back every once in awhile for fresh material.



Fort Defiance




Bordertown Showdown




Nelly’s Tale




Making the Cut




Fried Apples




Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute




Watauga County Sheriff Heads West




The Buncombe Turnpike




The Bushwhacking Blalocks




The Atlantic in Appalachia: Shad and Eel on the Move




Return of the Natives




Worldwide Weather




Alleghany County




Ghost Stories (New)




Blue Ridge Lore

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