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Our Land The Rebels Creek Neighborhood
Examples of Vernacular Building Meet the Founders
Kona Burnsville
Bakersville Spruce Pine

Our Land

The barn and meadow, from Rebels Creek Road

The barn

Fall colors, above Firefly Lodge

Firefly Lodge

Firefly Lodge

View from the South ridge

View from the South ridge

One of the roads, under construction

One of the roads, under construction

Barn, across the pond

Barn, across the pond

Another ridgetop view

Another ridgetop view

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The Rebels Creek Neighborhood

Rebels Creek Baptist Church and Rebels Creek Road

Rebels Creek Baptist Church and Rebels Creek Road

Rebels Creek Road

Rebels Creek Road

Rebels Creek Road in the Fall

Rebels Creek Road in the Fall

Tobacco cultivation; our barn is in the distance

Tobacco cultivation; our barn is in the distance

Tobacco cultivation

Tobacco cultivation

A neighbor's cabin

A neighbor’s cabin

Misty morning at Jarrett  Farm, across the road

Misty morning at Jarrett Farm, across the road

Cows in the mist

Cows in the mist

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Examples of Vernacular Building

Dye shed

Dye shed at Penland

The Celo Inn

The Celo Inn

A farmhouse

A farmhouse

Cottage at Penland

Cottage at Penland

Small farmhouse

Small farmhouse

A local cabin

A local cabin

A building in Bandana

A building in Bandana

Old corner store

Old corner store

Penland store

Penland store

A stone bungalow

A stone bungalow

The Penland main building

The Penland main building

A commercial building in Black Mountain

A commercial building in Black Mountain

A stone building in Spruce Pine

A stone building in Spruce Pine

Old building in Roan Mountain

Old building in Roan Mountain

An industrial building in Black Mountain

An industrial building in Black Mountain

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The Founders

Olga Ronay, on the porch

Olga Ronay, on the porch

Olga getting the feel of real estate development

Olga getting the feel of real estate development

Olga on the roof

Olga on the roof

Dan McNicol in the kitchen at Firefly Lodge

Dan McNicol in the kitchen at Firefly Lodge

Dan examining a seed

Dan examining a seed

John making pie

John Moore specializes in making extraordinary pies for the group. He is also a woodcarver.

Examples of John's work

Examples of John’s work

Tom Cardinal

Tom Cardinal, architect and town planner, at the drawing board during the charrette.

Tom and kds

Tom, with Tommy, Rose, and Murphy (the dog).

David Brain

David Brain, at the drawing board during the charrette.

Richard Martin

Richard Martin (left) examining our company documents.

Meeting in Tom's office

A meeting in Tom Cardinal’s office.

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Kona

Kona from Hwy 80

The little town of Kona, looking west from route 80.

View from Kona

Looking East from Kona toward Hwy 80.

Silver Chapel

This historic chapel sits beside a small graveyard. Charlie Silver, a victim of a famour murder in 1831, is buried in that graveyard– in three separate graves. His young wife, Frankie, was hanged for the murder in Morganton in 1833. This story, along with the legends that grew around it, is one of the best known pieces of folklore of the region. (Read about it in The Ballad of Frankie Silver, a novel by Sharyn McCrumb.) The site of Frankie and Charlie’s cabin is only a few hundred yards from the boundaries of the High Cove property.

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Burnsville

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Bakersville

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Spruce Pine

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Black Mountain

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Penland School of Crafts

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Other places in Mitchell County

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