(refer to pages 6, 7, 20, 21, & 57 in On the Trail of the Last of the Mohicans)
Sawyer Cove Tree Farm, Buncombe County
Driving through the area in which I lived, I often times thought that maybe, just maybe, I had spotted a location. Invariably, I hadnít, but my eyes always seemed fixed on my duty. "Could that be Cameronís Cabin?" No, it wasnít. Never did find a place in that fashion, but I was always looking.
I might never have found Cameronís Cabin ... ever. No one had any idea where it was filmed, and it wasnít visible from any road. This one had me worried. I pleaded and begged, and finally succeeded in getting the Western North Carolina Film Commission folks to spill the beans and give me the names of the locations scouts. Michael Bigham, whom at this point I had not had any success in reaching, was the head honcho, but there were numerous scouts working under him, and each found different locations. What one knew, the others might not necessarily have any idea about.
I spoke to a fellow named, Doug MacKenzie, and he knew. He gave me the information I needed to at least get to the general area ... the Reems Creek area of Buncombe County. He knew it was a place called Sawyer Cove Tree Farm. I headed up there and inquired. The area was chock full of "coves," so it required several conversations. It was the folks at the Zeb Vance Birthplace Historic Site who set me in the right direction. I drove up and down the road, finally resorting to knocking on someoneís door to get specifics. I got the OK to head up there and explore.
Some time ago, I posted a bit about one of our On The Trail experiences. Here then it is, culled from our Mohican WWWBoard:
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