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MOUNTAINS YIELD FRESH
SUMMER BREEZES AND WARD Hendersonvilk Climate, Free From Extremes, Has | Been Famed for 100 Years—Maiaria-Carrv ing Mosquito Is Unknown TEMPERATURES. RAINY DAYS AND PRECIPITATION Monthly Mean Moan or Mean Precip. *Kainy Minimum Average Maximum ir. Inches Pay< January 27.38.T 49.4 4.02 *« February 28.0 38.> 49.8 5.23 V March "'o.T 47.2 58.9 5.S8 10 April 41.8 34.3 60.8 4.23 May 5').2 02.9 75.8 4.08 II 1 June - 57.k' 69.4 81.0 0.15 13 Juiy 61.1 72.! S3.'? 6.50 15: August 61.1 • 71.9 S2.7 7.15 14 September ~ - 54.7 66.1 77.8 4.43 8 October _T 44.5 56.5 68.6 4.02 November 1 34.1 46.2 58.5 2.84 : December 28.2 38.0 49.1 5.81 t>. Annual 43 7 55.2 60.S 62.20 *121. "'Average number o; days wi:h 0.01 inch >r move precipitation. All the climutoiegica! averages giver, herewith aro taken from the official recordings of ' he >>ast 23 year? as made T. W. Valentine, ' co-operative observer for the i*. 8. veath.v bureau. The climate of Iier..;.t?rsonvi!!e has been recognised for its salu brious qualities since Pr. Ha--.lv. ; South Carolinian. loca:..! hev ■* move than 100 years ago an i widely proclaimed i:s many ad vantages. After learning of it? hea!;h-r * storing qualities. Pr. Hardy, said to have been the first medical pio neer of note to this section, dis seminated th? favorable and pap ular information to hi- numerous friends in his native state ana elsewhere. This resulted in the es tablishment. over a hundred years ago. of a colony of wealthy South Carolina^ at Flat Rock, now a large settlement of beautiful es tates adjoining Hendersonville. This greatly enhanced the pop ularity of our climate for rest, recreation and recuperation — a paradise for the preservation or restoration of health. There is a striking and highly favorable relation found in our altitude <2,153 feet), our latitude (33 1-3 degrees north) and our proximity to the eas srn half of the United States. Our altitude gives cool summer nights with a mean or average minimum of 61.1 degrees of temperature during July and August (which is too low for the existence of the malaria-carrying mosquito in this latitude). An average maximum temperature of 49.4 degrees in December. January and February is highly favorable. Our central location and proximity to most people in Eastern America serve to increase the popularity of our climate among those who are seek ing a healthful, comfortable cli mate free from the severity of the frozen north and oppressive sum mer heat of the south. As our climate (free from ex tremes of heat and cold and fa mous for health-giving qualities) becomes more widely known the greater the number of those who come for a brief vacation, for a visit during the summer to enjoy our cool nights, for a winter to escape the extreme cold of the north, or for rest and recupera tion. Our mile-high mountains doub ly serve to give us a glimpse of the beauty and grandeur of a country swept by cool, pure, fresh mountain breezes, and cool sum mer nights, as well as to throw up a high mountain wall or barrier to shield us from wintry blasts. The daily variation in tempera ture—most favorably affected by the altitude of this section—is vi tally important in summer. While the heat of summer midday is comfortably borne, being usually accompanied by delightful breezes, the low temperature on summer nights requires covering and is conducive to sound, restful, re freshing, body-building recupera tive £leep. The average daily range for July and August, the two warmest months, is 22 de grees, which is a popular feature of the climate of the Henderson ville territory. Hendersonville is situated on an elevated plateau and is practically free from smoke and fogs. Hendersonville is free from regular wet and dry seasons, hav East Flat Rock, | Fletcher Both on State Highways! Are Among Enterprising Communities Lying in This County j East Flat Rock and Fletcher are the largest towns in Hender son county outside Henderson vilie. East Flat Rock, with a population of about 1000, is sit uated three miles southeast on :h.? edge of the famous Flat Rook section, while Fletcher, long an important community center, is situated almost midway between Hendersonville and Asheville. Many other enterprising com munities are within a radius of a few miles of the county seat, including Balfour. Tuxedo. Dana, j Mills River. Fruitland. Brickton, Davis Station, Horse Shoe, Bac ker Heights, Bat Cave, Boyls ton, Ednevville, Etowah, Holly Springs Mountain tiome, zat conia, Penrose and Laurel Park. The latter is an incorporated town, its board of commission ers administering the affairs of the settlement on the side of Jumpoff mountain, at the west ern edge of Hendersonville and. atop which is the uncompleted ■ skyscraper hotel, the Fleetwood. Both Fletcher and East Flat Rock are on the mam line of the Southern railway through Hen ; dersonville. I ing an annual rainfall of 62.20 inches weH distributed over the J3 • year. Drizzly weather is Tare.' There is an abundance of sun shine. Hendersonville's average maxi mum temperature for the three J ' coldest winter months is inviting i at 49.4 degrees. Tho average or mean tempera-» •ture for this same period is 38.7 —comfortably above the freezing , point. Even the mean minimum,: the coldest average over the three i winter months, is comfortably high at 27.9 degrees. This invites ex tensive and comfortable outdoor ; activities. j The daily variation of tempera ture rn winter (over 21 degrees) , 1 is vitally important. One is able to sleep comfortably at night de- j spite lower temperatures. In the • absence of mountain barriers toj the east and the community's com ; parative freedom from smoke and f fog the winter son bathes the j Hendersonville plateau vith i ; warmth early in the morning. | Snows are, as a rule, lijht and ; infrequent, the annual Buowfall j being only eight inches. • The average date of the first killing frost in autumn is Octo-1 i ber 16L. ., The average date of the la?t: : killing frost in spring is April 22.' For 30 Years the Trading; Center of Hendersonville! OUTFITTERS TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY says "Don't worry about the family budget' Dear Folks: Your money is yours, and whenever you can save five cents, ten cents, fifteen cents, twenty cents, on an article that costs a dollar, it is your bounden duty to do so. 1 have spent a whole life time in making just such savings possible. I have loved to plan my merchandising so that by careful buying I could obtain mer chandise which I could sell at a price under the next man, thereby saving to my customer* this difference. It has been a great pleasure to me to plan and plan and plan my business so the folks of my community could say: "Why, you can get that article at Patterson's for less money than thai!" You know that makes me feel happy, when my good friends can say that of my efforts. There is no way of telling just how many tens of thousand* of dollars I have saved to the people of Hendersonville and Hender- • son county by selling good goods at low prices. And I am follow ing that course now more closely than ever before. I want you to come in and see, for yourself just what it means to you to trade at - Patterson's. H. PATTERSON. We extend a cordial welcome to anyone contemplating residence in or a visit to Hendersonville. - PATTERSON'S ■ DEPARTMENT STORE, 1N€.