Nantahala National Forest history book

        Celebrate the History of Nantahala National Forest

         and the release of Nantahala National Forest: a History

                                      By: Marci Spencer

                           

                                            

       Saturday, August 26, 2017    1 p.m.        Franklin, NC   Town Hall

30 mins. prior to the program………………….Music by the Nantahala Hummingbirds

Opening comments………………………………..Mayor Bob Scott

Singing of the National Anthem……………….led by Dr. John Spencer

Guest speaker……………………………….Retired USFS District Ranger Lewis Kearney

Guest speaker……………………………….Historian & retired USFS Marshall McClung

Song: “Nantahala Bound” ………………written & performed: retired Professor Jere Brittain

Keynote speakers: ………………………..NC House of Representative John Ager

NC House of Representative Kevin Corbin

“History of Nantahala National Forest”…………..Presented by Marci Spencer, author

Closing comments; event invitations………………Mayor Bob Scott

 

Events—-Choose:   

1) Hike with the Nantahala Hiking Club to Rufus Morgan Falls. (2 miles; easy)

2) Tour “Nonah,” the home site of Rev. Morgan, led by his grandson, Albert Rufus Morgan, III; visit historic St. John’s Episcopal Church & the Nonah Weaver Cabin (Kathy Tinsley)

3) Visit the ancient Nikwasi Mound (led by Barbara McRae, historian/former newspaper editor)

4) Join the Book Signing.                                    

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