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Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Book 1, accompanying Bethel Rural Community Organization's first Cold Mountain Heritage Tour in 2005, reflects a brief history of the nine sites on the tour.  

Price:  $5.00


In 2006, Bethel Rural Community Organization's Cold Mountain Heritage Tour was accompanied with Book 2 of Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain. The three historic houses featured on the tour are noted for their stories and interesting history as well as for their unique architecture.  Price:  $10.00

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Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Book 3, contains valuable historical information about important people, places, and events in the history of Bethel Community in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  This book accompanied the third Cold Mountain Heritage Tour.   Price:  $10.00

In Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Book 4,  several guest writers, in addition to author Evely Coltman, contribute to the book that accompanied the fourth Cold Mountain Heritage Tour in 2008.  Focus also diverts to significant historic sties in Clyde and Waynesville. Price:  $10.00

Accompanying the fifth Cold Mountain Heritage Tour in 2009, Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Book 5, focuses on Bethel but also ventures into Canton and Waynesville's historic locations.  Price:  $10.00

Included in the 2010 Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Book 6, are  articles about sites on the sixth Cold Mountain Heritage Tour.

Price:  $10.00


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BOOK 4

BOOK 2

BOOK 5

BOOK 3

BOOK 6

CDs and DVDs

Price listed below includes a $5.00 shipping and handling cost for each CD/DVD

COLD MOUNTAIN HERITAGE DRIVING TOUR CD

Sponsored by Haywood EMC

Includes written directions to and descriptions of the 9 tour sites, a map, and stories of the area by local people. You travel at your own pace in your own car. Sponsored by Haywood EMC.  Please drive safely.

Price - $20.00

Walking in the Footsteps of Those Who Came Before Us DVD

Sponsored by Haywood EMC

Contains 18 segments of  Bethel History

Sponsored by Haywood EMC

Price $20.00

From New College to Springdale DVD

Cruso's Springdale location provided the setting for an experimental educational project unlike any instructional venture before or since.

Price $15.00

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BOOKS

Bethel Rural Community Organization (BRCO) conducted the Cold Mountain Heritage Tour from 2005-2011.  The seven-year, ten-site, docent-guided, two-day tours were a marvelous way to instruct locals and visitors about the history of the Cold Mountain region of Bethel.  To allow for further edification about Bethel and Haywood County's people, history, and locations, each year for six years Evelyn Coltman wrote, and the Historic Preservation Committee compiled and printed a new book to accompany the tour.  BRCO wished to capture both oral and documented history with these books; hence, the title for the six books: Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Books 1 - 6.  In 2010, the NC Society of Historians awarded Evelyn Coltman with the Barringer Award of Excellence for the six volume collection of local history.  BRCO sells the books on-line in ebook format only.

Buy all 6 Books of Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain in e-book format for $50.00  (see notice above before ordering)

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The Fertile Fields of Bethel DVD  

The Fertile Fields of Bethel is the story of the Bethel farmland and the people who are out there working the land every day to feed the people of Western North Carolina...and beyond.

Price $20.00

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POSSUM ON A WHALE  Music CD

Possum On A Whale is an Old time band from Western North Carolina that features Appalachian music played in the traditional style that has characterized the region for generations. The group consists of middle school, high school, and college students. Possum on a Whale has frequented festivals since 2013 and is a popular attraction at every venue .  “Sunburst Sessions” is the first CD for the group and is produced under the direction of Bethel Rural Community Organization’s Historic Preservation Committee by Douglas Chambers Productions. 

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Click the Play Button to hear samples of some of the songs


Sunburst and Other Logging Operations in the Bethel & Cold Mountain Region DVD revisits the early 20th Century logging operation on the West Fork of the Pigeon River that resulted in construction of Champion Paper and Fiber (now Evergreen Packaging), a company that has provided substantial employment opportunities for more than a century in Canton, North Carolina.

Price $25.00


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Important Information on purchase of E-Books.  The Legands, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Books 1-6 are only available in E-Format.  When you purchase the book(s) on-line you will be sent an email with a link to download the PDF file for the book(s) purchased. Once you have downloaded the file, you may save the file to your computer to read the book or you may print the PDF file to have a hard copy of the book.  E-BOOK ORDERS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE