Early days in Henderson and Transylvania Counties in western North Carolina, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 57-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's 1851 Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA, first published in 1939; and A New Geography of North Carolina, a project started in the 1950s. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet are: Henderson County -- Hendersonville (county seat), Bat Cave, East Flat Rock, Edneyville, Etowah, Flat Rock, Fletcher, Fruitland, Horse Shoe (Horseshoe), Mills River, Tuxedo and Zirconia; Transylvania County -- Brevard (County Seat), Balsam Grove, Cedar Mountain, Lake Toxaway, Pisgah Forest, Sapphire, and Rosman. Among the many subjects included are: Geological and Physical features, including many mountains, rivers, creeks, gaps, valleys and forests; Notables -- William Mills, Judge Mitchell King, William A. Smith, Col. Sidney V. Pickens, Bill Nye, Carl Sandburg, Commodore Peary Stoltz, John Earl, Charles Baring, Christopher Gustavus Memminger, Rev. T.W.C. Mott, Abraham Kuykendall, Leander Gash, George W. Vanderbilt, Dr. Carl A. Schenck, J.F. Hayes Swamp John Clayton, and Mrs. Albert Jenkins; Agriculture and Tourism; Transportation; Churches and Schools, including Brevard College; Robroy Farquar and the Vagabond Players; James Pfohl and the Transylvania Music Camp; Industry -- Harry Straus and cigarette paper, DuPont's film plant, and the American Thread Company; NASA's tracking station; Civil War and its aftermath; Walton's War; Pisgah National Forest; a sky-high steamboat, Mud Creek -- all that's left of a mighty river, a woman with seven husbands, the tall tales of Bohaney, Buried treasure, Beaver hats, a nursery for fawns, and other curious bits of history and trivia. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities.