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First a dream

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“Nothing happens unless first a dream.” Carl Sandburg, one of America’s best-known, best-loved poets and writers wrote that back in 1922.

And dream he did.

He told his wife Paula that he was looking for a more temperate climate, a place where he could write and she could have her beloved goats. He found such a place … a farm called Connemara in the small western North Carolina town of Flat Rock.

Sandburg moved his 21 tons of personal belongings there, where he lived the rest of his life.

Connemara is open and operated by the National Park Service.

Ron Smith, APR

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