March 25: Heritage Apple Day
June 9-11: Airing of the Quilts
June 15: Jan Wyatt Symposium - Talking Trout
June 14-24: Trout Exhibit
June 28: Mountain Heritage Lecture Series - Ginseng Diggers
July 14-15: Joy Garden Tour - Beauty Beyond the Bend
July 21: Mountain Heritage Lecture Series - A Place and its People: Drayton Hall Stories -
August 9: Mountain Heritage Lecture Series -Populating the Plateau
Aug. 25-Sep. 2: Cashiers Designer Showhouse - Historically Cashiers
October 31: Fall Ramble
November 24-26:Christmas at Colonel John’s Cabin
September 28: Founders Day - 3rd & 4th Graders
October 6: Art in the Park- 5th Graders
October 13th: Art in the Park - 6th Graders
Nov. 27-Dec 15: Christmas at Colonel John’s Cabin - PreK-2nd Graders
2023 Calendar of Event
POPULATING THE PLATEAU How people of all backgrounds arrived at this gorgeous place over the centuries?
Who? When? Why?
Join us for lecture and lunch to learn more about how people came to Cashiers.
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Location: Country Club of Sapphire Valley
120 Handicap Dr, Sapphire, NC 28774
Colonel Bob Carroll is a newcomer to Cashiers arriving in 2019. While traveling down the mountains to ride on flat bike trails in Pickens and Greenville, he imagined the earlier settlers climbing the treacherous curves, crossing the creeks and cliffs to finally ascend the plateau. This led to his exploration of who came to this place? When? and Why? He interviewed a number of life-long residents and reviewed a trove of books on Cashiers history. This lecture is the product of that research.
“Populating The Plateau”
How people of all backgrounds arrived
At this gorgeous place over the centuries?
Who? When? Why?
On Wednesday, August 9 Bob Carroll will answer the Who? When? and Why?
This fascinating story covers the history of Cashiers and surrounding areas -- starting with the prehistoric Native Americans, followed by the explorers who came looking for gold, then by the settlers who came seeking new opportunities for the growth of their families. The story concludes with the transformation of a tiny village known for its small farms, timber production, hunting, and fishing to the current summer resort town offering golf, tennis, pickle ball and croquet. Its landscape now includes beautiful luxury homes designed by top architects and interior designers dotting the mountains and a soon-to-be growing core of stores clustered around an overworked traffic light.
Cashiers is now on the map, even though folks don’t know how to pronounce it!
And this is the story of how it all happened- Who, When, and Why.
Bob is a graduate of West Point where he later taught leadership. He received an MA in Sociology from Northwestern and an MPA from Auburn. He also attended Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. With Infantry commands in Hawaii, Vietnam, Colorado and Germany, he retired after twenty-one years as a Colonel. Following his military service, he held executive positions in major banks in Buffalo, NY and Youngstown, OH. His last career before true retirement was team building and leadership coaching of Fortune 500 executives.
As an author, Bob has written numerous articles for military journals, a leadership text, Building your Leadership Legacy, and a biography of his father, Ike’s Go-To Guy, Paul T. Carroll.
This event will offer support for future events and activities offered by Cashiers Historical Society.
The event is sponsored by Country Club of Sapphire Valley and in part by the Jackson County Tourism Development Authority