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Asheville’s Riverside Cemetery by Joshua Darty

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Part of Arcadia’s Images of America series, this book consists primarily of pictures and captions. Established in 1885, Riverside Cemetery is located on the French Broad River near downtown Asheville, the site of a Cherokee settlement centuries ago. This 87-acre cemetery was purchased by the City of Asheville in 1952 and continues to be operated by the city. Featured in this book is the statue that probably inspired Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel and a chapter about Wolfe, who is buried here, and his family. The author, Joshua Darty, has worked for Riverside Cemetery for the past thirteen years, and has been its Director since 2013. He has led tours of the cemetery and overseen restoration projects of various kinds.

Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2018. 127 pages with an Index, and many photos. Trade paperback.