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City Formation in the Nineteenth Century Eastern United States:  Asheville, North Carolina as an Example of Urban Formation Processes in the Margin. (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lotte E. Govaerts.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, the Asheville Basin did not see its first permanent Euro-American settlement until the 1780s.  Over the following century, a relatively isolated mountain community transformed into the prosperous city of Asheville.  This evolution was shaped by factors such as local climate and landscape in combination with diverse regional, national, and global influences such as increased industrialization, technological innovations, changing...