Valley Rewind: Swannanoa boarding house

Special to Black Mountain News
Early 20th century visitors to the Swannanoa Valley hold a banner outside a boarding house.

This early 20th century photograph from the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center’s Penland Burgin Collection shows a group of tourists with a “Swannanoa” banner. These visitors were staying at a Swannanoa boarding house, one of several in the area at the time, that hosted visitors enjoying the cool mountain air.