Swannanoa Trivia – 2

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    1. The first known European settlement in the Swannanoa Valley was along the banks of what creek?
      Bee Tree Creek
    2. Beacon Blanket Manufacturing Company, once the largest blanket manufacturer in the world, relocated to Swannanoa in 1925 from a town in New England. What is the name of the town?
      New Bedford, Massachusetts
    3. What happened in 1879 that changed the Swannanoa Valley forever?
      The railroad was completed.
    4. Warren Wilson College was founded in 1894 as a small high school for boys. What was the name of the school?
      Asheville Farm School
    5. What iconic American artist created illustrations for Beacon Blanket catalogs?
      Norman Rockwell


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