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A LITTLE CEDAR MOUNTAIN HISTORY contributed by Patty Stahl

George and Alice Bishop built a boarding house named Mountain Breezes on today's Haskell Jones Road in the early 1900s.  They had a prosperous timber business and are often mentioned in the Cedar Mountain columns as hosts for community parties and guests.  George died in 1926 after an "appendix operation," as reported in a later column.  The boarding house was destroyed by fire and Alice moved into another house owned by the family that still stands farther along on Haskell Jones Road.  The descendants of this couple live in Cedar Mountain today.  Their granddaughter Mary Bishop lives in her home on the old boarding house property.


AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

Thanks to all who left Christmas and New Year's wishes.  We wish the same to you.


Are we glad we got new gutters just in time for that rainstorm starting Christmas Day!  It was great seeing all that water go where it was supposed to.   We got close to 10 inches here on Duncan Mountain.  According to “Alexa” that would be equal to nearly 13 feet of snow.  We got lucky.


My honey and I have such particular tastes that we went shopping together and bought each other presents that we picked out for ourselves.  No surprises for my honey, except Santa brought him a stainless-steel potato masher he’d asked for.  We enjoyed the results with our baked ham dinner on Christmas Day.  He received a batch of cookie cutters earlier in the month.  We’ve nearly finished off the cookies he made.  Ho Ho Ho!


Trip discussions for next year are being made.  We’ve already made reservations in Wisconsin at the campground we stayed at last July.  My family and I had a permanent spot in that campground for a couple of years back in the late 70’s.  We loved fishing for bullheads and bluegills in the lake.  At that time we had a canoe with a trolling motor which was fun and easier than paddling.  A storm came up once and we had to fight a headwind getting back to the dock.  That was a challenge.  We caught a huge snapping turtle once.  People at the beach hurriedly left the water for the beach when they saw it.  They were safe from it by then though.  A neighboring camper helped us with preparing the turtle for cooking.  It was very tasty.  Lots of great memories were made there.  The campground has changed considerably since then.  You need a golf cart to get to the lake because it’s a long walk and no parking except for golf carts.  We made sure we rented one in advance.  They had great entertainment for the holiday weekend, and we enjoyed that.  We are looking forward to doing it again and hopefully catching some fish this time.


My daughter and family live close by so we will be spending time with them as well.  There will be two new great-grandbabies by then.  We are looking forward to that.


We will be visiting an old classmate and also an online friend; I’ve never met, in April.  Both live near Dallas, TX.  We may also visit Florida in late fall. 


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Are you looking for a venue to host a community event, wedding reception, or meeting? Contact Caroline Chambers at 828-290-9662 to schedule. The Cedar Mountain Community Center is the perfect place for residents and visitors to gather, with a variety of events held throughout the year. From monthly summer potluck dinners to cooking classes and special occasions, The Center offers an opportunity to get involved and become part of the Cedar Mountain Community. Come join us for food, fun, and a variety of events!


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