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Andrews Geyser - Star of the Mountain Railroad
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Andrews Geyser - Star of the Mountain Railroad

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Alexander B. Andrews was a talented railroad builder and advisor to several NC Governors in the late 1800s. George Fisher Baker was one of the wealthiest men in America in the early 1900s. Baker paid for the construction of a “geyser” beside the railroad tracks at Round Knob, in the middle of the remote North Carolina mountains, and he named it for Andrews.

Neither of these men were born or raised in Western North Carolina. Neither ever lived there. They were not involved in the construction during the 1870s of the railroad in the area where Andrews Geyser is located! How were they connected? Why did Baker pay for this “geyser” and why was it named for Andrews? Filled with fascinating photographs, Andrews Geyser - Star of the Mountain Railroad tells the well-documented story of Andrews Geyser just in time for its 100th anniversary in 2012.







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