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

Posted on 04/25/2014 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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Pillowed In Comfort

Posted on 02/27/2014 by Holly Clark

George and Edith Vanderbilt welcomed all their guests with warmth and hospitality, ensuring that no detail was overlooked. From the moment friends and family arrived at Biltmore, everything was...

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A Birthday for Edith Vanderbilt

Posted on 01/17/2014 by Leslie Klinger Comments(3)

In honor of the 141st anniversary of Edith Vanderbilt’s birthday, we have been reflecting back on the festive days surrounding her arrival at Biltmore in 1898. Since George Vanderbilt had...

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