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“Cupid’s Richest Captive”—George Vanderbilt’s engagement

Posted on 04/10/2014 by Judy Ross Comments(1)

The April 1898 announcement of George Vanderbilt’s engagement to Edith Stuyvesant Dresser was a leading topic in newspapers of the era. At age 36 and the only unmarried son of William Henry...

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Play Ball!

Posted on 04/03/2014 by Judy Ross

Among the first signs of spring in 1924 was the opening of the new McCormick Field for the Asheville Skylanders (now the Asheville Tourists) baseball club. At Biltmore, the spring of 1924 was also...

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Celebrating 100 years of Pisgah Forest

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Judy Ross

This May marks a significant milestone for both Biltmore and Pisgah National Forest: the 100th anniversary of Edith Vanderbilt selling part of the estate to the U.S. government to create the first...

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The Presence of a President

Posted on 02/17/2014 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(6)

Biltmore has had the privilege to welcome many notable people through this grand Entrance Hall, but the presence of a president has always been a rare honor. In recognition of Presidents' Day,...

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A Monument to Art Preservation

Posted on 02/07/2014 by Leeann Donnelly Comments(5)

The new movie “The Monuments Men” starring George Clooney, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and Matt Damon, is based on a book of the same name by Robert Edsel. In his research and writing,...

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