History of the Pisgah National Forest

At the February 7th meeting of the Rotary Club of Tryon, Author and Historian Marci Spencer presented a most interesting program on the history of Pisgah National Forest.

Up until 1933, the National Forest was in poor condition due to trees being harvested for lumber. That is when the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) stepped in and organized the “Penny Pine” program which raised funds throughout the nation to purchase pine seedlings to be planted by the Civilian Conservation Corp which was instrumental in helping to restore the beauty of the National Forest.

Ms. Spencer’s program included a description and photos of important locations throughout Pisgah National Forest.


Historian Marci Spencer & Club President Fred Hartley

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