China Clipper

In 1935 a very special airplane was commissioned by Pan American Airlines. On its first commercial flight it became the first trans-pacific airmail and passenger service. She was the China Clipper, the first of three…

KiteHouse

Modernist architect Jim Fox designed masterpiece sits on the crest of Cowee Ridge at 4,500 feet. The design was created to emphasize the incredible view of Whiteside Mountain. Fox was given two criteria. First was…

Starship

Beechcraft Starship Model 2000 Starship Role Executive transport Manufacturer Beechcraft Designer Beechcraft First flight February 15, 1986 Status In limited use Produced 1983–1995 Number built 53 Unit cost US$ 3.9 million The Beechcraft Starship is…

Froneberger House

She is officially The “Froneberger House” circa 1893 …………. We usually just call it “Our House”. She is a grand old Victorian and has also been called: Smith/Cralle House The Old Froneberger House LyonWood The…

Eli Terry- Father of American Manufacturing

Antique Timepieces, American Manufacturing, and Clock Dating Chart America’s manufacturing expertise found its humble beginnings in the clock workshops of Eli Terry of Plymouth Connecticut at the turn of the nineteenth century. It was a…

Highlands, NC

Highlands, North Carolina is a village located on the eastern continental divide at almost 4000 feet of elevation. Over 85 inches of annual rainfall insure beautiful forests, breath-taking waterfalls, and exciting whitewater activities. The area’s…