One of Beverly-Hanks’ own, the former mayor of Lake Lure and a broker associate at the Beverly-Hanks Lake Lure Arcade office, Jim Proctor, has published his first book, entitled “Images of America: Lake Lure.”
Proctor, whose family has deep roots in the region, has compiled more than 200 vintage photos of Lake Lure. Arcadia Publishing published the book as part of its “Images of America” Series.
The photo collection captures a region long known for its beauty. The town of Lake Lure, as well as the acreage now part of NC’s Chimney Rock State Park, are a vision created by the Morse brothers who purchased the land in 1902. The town was incorporated in 1927.
Fed by the Rocky Broad River, the mountains of the Hickory Nut Gorge provide a stunning backdrop for the lake. The town of Lake Lure is wrapped around the lake and is a favorite destination for vacationers, many of whom eventually purchase homes, for investment or as second homes. Retirees from all over the US also choose this location lured by the beauty of the mountains and the lake, the easy-going lifestyle, and the reasonable cost of living.
Boating, fishing, golf, and hiking are all popular Lake Lure ways to relax.
An excerpt from the book (p88):
The Ski Club activities diminished in the 70’s but came back strong during the 1980’s. Many of the original founding members came back with their children. The ski club again reformed in 2006. The ski club has had members from age three to over 70. This photograph shows (from left to right) Barbara Taylor, unknown, unknown, Mary Lou Lipinski and Robin Burch. (Photographs by Norman Greig, courtesy of Greig family.)
Visit the Beverly-Hanks office at Suite 109 Arcade Building right in the heart of Uptown Lake Lure near the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and the Lake Lure beach. Call 828-625-8846 to learn more.
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