Posted by NightSky on January 24, 2000 at 11:07:18:
In Reply to: Re: Two Things! Plus a couple more! posted by MMMMarcia on January 24, 2000 at 10:03:50:
: Hi, Night Sky,
: Thanks so much for the info on the viaduct. I had NO idea! How interesting. I'll be looking forward to checking it out on my next trip up. (I can hardly blame the Grandfather Mountain guy, though. I wouldn't want them chopping up MY mountain, either.)
: Thanks again!
Marcia: Afraid he was not so altruistic. Back in the 80's he tried to sell it to developers, but was eventually thwarted by environmental groups. It's still a big, on-going struggle to keep the Grandfather from becoming another tourist development. Environmental groups have bought the land right up to the boundary on most sides, but can't come near the asking price for the mountain itself. I haven't heard anything for a couple of years, so my assumption is that for the time being, the developers are still on the loosing side. We didn't go to the highlands festival this past year, but I've heard there's been no further noticeable development on the western face, which is always good news. YRH
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