Saturday, May 19, 2007

Sharp or Rounded?

From "Western North Carolina," published in Appleton's, Journal, May 1871:

"We have stated that the soil of this region is singularly fertile. This is due in the valleys to the wash from the mountains, but many of the mountains of the interior basin present strange anomaly of being fertile to their very tops. It is a singular fact respecting this country that the sharp-peaked mountains are all poor land, while those which are rounded, and come up rather rolling and gentle, are almost invariably rich."

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