The Changing Patterns of Development in Western North Carolina Public Deposited

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  • Quinn, David H.
    • Other Affiliation: Senior Planner, Division of Community Assistance, Asheville Office
  • The release and popular appeal of the movie The Last of the Mohicans has again showcased the mountains of western North Carolina to a national audience. Although the film depicts a location in upstate New York in 1757, the film's credits and promotional material have advertised the set locations throughout the North Carolina mountains. The suitability and use of the mountain area for such a film highlights some of the changes taking place in this popular region of North Carolina. The mountain region of North Carolina is one of the few areas in the country that still possesses some of the unique natural characteristics of the New York mountains in 1757. These natural features exist because of historic circumstances which are viewed as beneficial by some and detrimental by others. This article will attempt to focus on the natural and cultural circumstances that have affected the attitudes towards change occurring in the region today.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 18
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  • 2
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