Dulcimer hangs by quilted bed. 1890s Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm, Blue Ridge Parkway, VA, USA.
A dulcimer and felt hat hang by a quilted bed in a cabin interior at Humpback Rocks Mountain Farm, a restored 1890s farmstead open to the public at Milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains (a subset of the Appalachian Mountains), USA. In summer, costumed interpreters demonstrate 1890s southern Appalachian mountain life. European settlers of the Appalachian Mountains forged a living from abundant native materials: hickory, chestnut, and oak trees provided nuts for food, logs for building, and tannin for curing hides; and the rocks were used as foundations, chimneys and stone fences. This farm was originally a Land Grant tract dispensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to induce pioneers to settle; and later it became known as the William J. Carter Farm. The scenic 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway was built 1935-1987 to aesthetically connect Shenandoah National Park (in Virginia) with Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, following crestlines and the Appalachian Trail.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download