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View from Inn on Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate is the 8,000-acre private estate of the George W. Vanderbilt family in Asheville, North Carolina with its centerpiece 250-room Biltmore House described as America’s largest private residence. The mansion and estate grounds were built between 1889 and 1895. The house opened to the public in 1963. The entry fee into Biltmore Estate is…

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Pilgrimage to Wright Brothers National Memorial

My first surprise was learning the Wright Brothers National Memorial is not located in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The town of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina is the place name I have associated with the Wright Brothers first motor powered flight from my early days of grade school history and biographies, but the town of Kill…

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