Exploring Cold Mountain: Behind the Scenes of William Bartram’s Travels

  • 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. Philadelphia, Pa

The hero of Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain relies on a tattered copy of William Bartram’s Travels during his arduous trek through war-torn Appalachia. Dig into a fresh perspective on the adventure by exploring the real stories behind Travels. Bartram’s influential and idiosyncratic travel memoir was a bestseller in the 18th century, not only for its vivid descriptions of Cherokee County but also for its more colorful claims (fire-breathing alligators, anyone?). Refreshments provided.


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