Asheville North Carolina – A Deep Baseball History and Tourism

Asheville’s baseball roots can be traced back to the 1860’s just after the conclusion of the Civil War. Several teams from Waynesville, Canton, Hendersonville, and Asheville gathered at Barn Field, now known as Aston Park. Another early baseball connection can be traced to Craggy Gardens northeast of Asheville. In the 1880’s, teams from the east Asheville communities of Black Mountain and Reems Creek would hike up opposite sides of the Craggy Range and meet at the relatively flat, mile high Craggy Gardens meadows where they would create a baseball diamond and play several games in what became known as the “Craggy Series”.

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The Dillard House – Dillard, Ga.

The perfect place to get outstanding southern cooking in north Georgia is the Dillard House, which has been the recipient of many awards from Southern Living Magazine. Located in Rabun County, Georgia, just two miles south of the border with North Carolina, you will find excellent home cooked meals at this restaurant while enjoying the beauty of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

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