The Railroad to Nowhere: The Deep Gap Tie & Lumber Company Railroad and other Northwestern North Carolina Business Ventures

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THE RAILROAD TO NOWHERE contains the stories of five northwestern North Carolina business ventures: the Copper Knob Mine (a.k.a. the Gap Creek Mine); Cowles’ Stand (the A. D. Cowles & Co. Store); the Deep Gap Tie & Lumber Co. RR (the “Railroad to Nowhere”); the V. L. Moretz & Son Lumber Co. (formerly the Deep Gap Tie & Lumber Co.); and Appalachian Ski Mountain (formerly the Blowing Rock Ski Lodge). These businesses were all located in the North Carolina counties of either Watauga or Ashe (BOTH counties, in the case of the Deep Gap Tie & Lumber Co. Railroad). Like all business ventures, some were successful, some were, well, not so successful. (One of the businesses, Appalachian Ski Mountain, continues today, very much alive and healthy.) Even though these business were diverse in their activities – a copper mine, a general store, a railroad, a lumber company, a ski resort – they all can trace their roots back to one man: Calvin J.... More > Cowles.< Less
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Bamboo Books
October 1, 2011
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