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The Rise of Asheville: An Exceptional History of Community Building

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The history of Asheville includes periods of rapid growth and development and periods of stagnation and decline. The financial collapse precipitated by the global depression in the 1930’s is blamed for the steady abandonment of the city’s central business district.  In her book, The Rise of Asheville: An Exceptional History of  Community Building, writer Marilyn Ball explores the contributions made by locals  and new- comers to the comeback of Asheville…..She spoke with David Hurand……