National Geographic : 1958 Jun
861 A North Carolina Pioneer in Weathered Bronze Surveys the Blue Ridge At the peaceful county seat of Burnsville in the heart of North Carolina's mountain country, author Ross often passes this tarnished statue of Capt. Otway Burns, a veteran of the War of 1812. Summering there each year, the author savors the joys of an unhurried, serene way of life. Up shady hollows and along high-up ridges that seem to plead, "Leave me be," he has come to know an individualis tic people who share with him their treasured mountain ways and handed-down skills.