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C Georgia's Camp Dixie Celebrates 100th

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Campers of all ages are welcome at Georgia's Camp Dixie.

ON A TYPICAL TUESDAY afternoon in
the summertime, a gaggle of girls giggle among the rocks and rhododendron of Camp Dixie. Some swim and
some paddle canoes, just as generations of other campers have done at

this 350-acre oasis nestled among
Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Here, near Clayton, Camp Dixie
has welcomed boys and girls summer
after summer - since 1914 - for activities like backpacking and dramatics.

But it's not just for kids ages 6 to 15.
This camp also offers adult programs,
like Babes in the Woods, a weekend at
camp just for women - with yoga, hiking, karaoke and crafts.
The weekend of Aug. 1-3 marks
the centennial celebration for Camp
Dixie, one of the oldest traditional
summer camps in the United States.
All campers, staff and families from
any of Camp Dixie's 100 years are
invited to attend, says Emily Kling, cochairman of the centennial committee
and a camper here in the 1960s.
"For me, this had a very positive
impact on my life, because I was a very
shy kid. I fell in love with the outdoors,
and I based my college experiences on
what I learned in camp," Kling says.
"It was the camp itself and the traditions and the people." - JOE TENNIS
WANT TO GO?
GOGGO =VISIT?

Camp Dixie

706-782-3717; campdixie.org

Pharsalia Estate Turns 200

Interpreters show what 19th century life was like on the Pharsalia plantation.

FOXIE MORGAN has fond memories
of growing up at Pharsalia, a private
estate in Nelson County gifted to her
great-great-grandfather William
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Massie 200 years ago. And she plans
to share the beauty and history of the
property by hosting a series of events
in celebration of the anniversary.

Pharsalia, which is listed on the
National Historic Register and the
Virginia Landmarks Register, still features many original buildings, including the kitchen, icehouse, smokehouse
and slave quarters. A Folk Life Festival
on May 17-18 will give guests the
opportunity to experience 19th century living on the plantation with interpreters in period attire, chore
demonstrations and period food such
as oyster ice cream.
Morgan also will host a Massie
reunion on June 27-28. She has found
around 400 descendants and hopes to
locate more before the reunion.
"This is such a special, magical
place," Morgan says. "I hope to share
it with as many of my relatives as possible."- JESSICA WRIGHT
WANT TO VISIT?

Pharsalia
434-277-5231, pharsaliaevents.com


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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014

Letters / You Said It
From the Editor
From the Farm
BRC Unlocked
Mountain Report
Creasture Feature
Great Buys in the Mountains
The Hike
Festivals and Events
Country Roads
It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
One Day on the Parkway, 1987
Little Zoos, Big Fun
Mountain Garden
Flavors
Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cover2
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 5
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Letters / You Said It
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Editor
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 8
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 9
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - From the Farm
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - BRC Unlocked
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Creasture Feature
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Great Buys in the Mountains
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Festivals and Events
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 19
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 20
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 23
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - It’s Weird, It’s Wonderful, It’s Asheville!
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Photoessay: The Waterfalls of Western North Carolina
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 35
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Adventure: Where to Play, Where to Stay
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 41
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - One Day on the Parkway, 1987
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 50
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 51
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Little Zoos, Big Fun
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 54
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 56
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Flavors
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 60
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 61
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Cabin in the Woods: The Farms Cabins and Cottages
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 63
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Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - Guest Column
Blue Ridge Country - May/June 2014 - 67
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