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rado Plateau are found in the Red River
Gorge in Slade, Kentucky. rootsrated.com
Big doin's, little town. Helvetia, a
small Swiss town of less than 100 residents
in West Virginia, still celebrates Fasnacht.
The ceremony includes a parade with
huge masks and ends with the ritual burning of Old Man Winter. helvetiawv.com
Tunnel of . . . another state. Only
two mountain tunnels in the U.S. cross
state lines. The first is The East River
Mountain Tunnel on I-77 which crosses
West Virginia and Virginia. The other is
the Cumberland Gap Tunnel which crosses Tennessee and Kentucky. Appalachian
Magazine
Long fall. The ultimate irony: Mount
Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River (6,684 ft) was named after
Dr. Elisha Mitchell, who during a trip to
prove his claim, died in a fall from that
same mountain. ohfact.com
Ponies on the move. The wild ponies in Virginia's Grayson Highland's State
Park were originally brought to the mountains in 1975 from Assateague Island and,
like their forbears, they are thinned out

and sold at auction once a year. thetrek.com
Still goin' nowhere. In 2010 the
U.S. government paid Swain County,
North Carolina, $52 million so that they
would not have to complete construction
of a road. "The Road to Nowhere" stretch-

es six miles into Smoky Mountain National Park and ends abruptly at a tunnel.
greatsmokies.com
Old growth much? The biggest and
oldest trees in the state of North Carolina
are found in Joyce Kilmer Memorial for-

Tiny (94 people!)
Helvetia, West
Virginia celebrates
the end of winter
each year with its
Fasnacht celebration.

GABE DEWITT

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