Western North Carolina, a Vacationist's Map and Guide (Historical Map)
Western North Carolina, a Vacationist's Map and Guide
This map produced by the North Carolina State Advertising Division illustrates the recreational opportunities of Western North Carolina. The Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains form the geographic boundaries of the region; there are no images or opportunities noted beyond the state lines. The image consists of two maps. "The Fun" includes illustrations and labels of local tourist attractions. "The Hiways" is a standard road map of the same region.
Outdoor recreation opportunities are highlighted. The pictorial representation of the mountain ranges defines the map; by naming each mountain, the map makers indicate to the viewer that they are places worth knowing. Waterfalls, hiking trails, and lakes are also found across the map. This includes Fontana Lake, a lake created by a TVA dam.
Amenities are drawn all over the map. Trails, camp spots, small towns, and major roads traverse the entire landscape, making every labelled spot both visually and practically accessible to the traveler. The road map in the bottom right-hand corner to allow the prospective tourist to navigate their way to the attraction.
Notably missing from this map are any rivers and land or features from the surrounding states.