Brevard by Susan M. Lefler
December 5, 2011
Available anywhere books are sold or through the publisher
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Then & Now series is Brevard from local author Susan M. Lefler. The book boasts more than 200 vintage and modern images, comparing the town’s past to its present.
The North Carolina legislature established Transylvania County in 1861, just as the Civil War began. Although land was donated for the new county seat, Brevard was not incorporated until 1868. The arrival of the railroad in 1894 made possible a burgeoning logging industry and an increase in tourism.
Highlights of Brevard:
- Civic life and services
- Birth and death of industry
- Tourism and sport
- Education and the arts
- Homes and churches
Comparing our present to our past is how we understand our history. Arcadia’s Then & Now series makes such local comparisons available. Books in this series offer a special view of American life, placing historical images side by side with contemporary photographs.
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Their mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have they done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.
Susan M. Lefler, a Brevard resident for over thirty years, explores a city that has developed an interest in historic restoration and has continued to thrive after the loss of its major industries.