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Waterfalls of Western Panthertown Valley Professional Review and Guide
"The 6,300-acre Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area is rife with aquatic beauty in its falls and on the land through which its streams course. A century back, the valley was logged, but the forests have recovered nicely. The land was bought with a resort in mind, set in these headwaters of the Tuckasegee River, but nothing materialized. At one point, it seemed that the Blue Ridge Parkway would go through here, but the road never did make it this far south. Duke Power saw the land as a corridor for its power line system and purchased the tract, then ran its giant transmission lines on a rough northwest–southwest axis."
--Nicole Blouin, Steve Bordonaro, & Marilou Wier Bordonaro, Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press).
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