City planner Nolen believed that Nature should lead the way. In 1922, he proposed a circle of parks around Asheville, including a park on Beaucatcher Mountain overlooking to the city. Nolen's forward thinking plan also suggested a subway between Park Square and West Asheville. He pointed out a practical site for the city's. He sketched out major transportation routes keeping in mind that the plan could take decades to implement. The Great Depression did put a thorn in the side of Nolen's plans.
Today, the Asheville Tourists still play at McCormick Field, built in 1924. two of Nolen's lasting legacies are Lakeview Park and Beaucatcher Park, two sites where modern day tourists can stroll just as their counterparts did a century ago.
Lakeview Park, Asheville, North Carolina courtesy http://www.greatamericancountry.com/places/local-life/great-neighborhoods-in-asheville.
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