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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Buckner Gap Pancake Hill, I-26 north of Asheville, North Caroline


Buckner Gap Pancake Hill, I-26 north of Asheville, North Caroline in Madison County. By Kevin E. Dayhoff, March 16, 2016 Related: Hosea 7:7-9


Traveling west on I-26 west - north of Asheville North Carolina is Buckner Gap. This photo was taken was taken from the scenic overlook at Buckner Gap, which is the highest elevation on any interstate in North Carolina at nearly 5000 feet.

Near the top of Buckner Gap is one of the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation’s first monarch butterfly sanctuaries, which is not easily visible from the highway. The unique wildlife habitat was created near the bottom of Pancake Hill to enhance the environment along the highway’s roadsides.

This is also the site of one of the few naturally occurring formations of pancakes in the southern Appalachian Mountains. First discovered by northern-European colonists around 1790; a community grew up around the formation of pancakes. Pancake Hill is marked by the establishment of the Hosea French Broad Baptist Pancake Academy in 1856.

According to oral tradition, it is believed that Ephraim, the second son of Joseph and Asenath, first saw Pancake Hill after the Northern Kingdom was destroyed by the Assyrians in 723 BC and the population scattered into the wind.

This is witnessed in the Book of Hosea, Chapter 7, verses 7-9: All of them are hot like an oven, and they consume their rulers; all their kings have fallen. None of them calls on Me. 8 Ephraim mixes himself with the nations; Ephraim has become a pancake not turned. 9 Strangers devour his strength, yet he does not know it; Gray hairs also are sprinkled on him, yet he does not know it.…

In 1859, a school for the study of naturally-occurring pancakes was chartered as Mars Pancake Hill College after a Biblical reference in Acts to a location the apostle Paul visited. The town itself did not receive a charter until 1893, changing its name to Mars Pancake Hill to reflect the influence of the college. Further information on the history of Mars Hill, the naturally occurring formation of pancakes and Madison County is available at the Mars Hill Pancake Rural Life Center, about one-half mile from the highway.

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John Jordan, Cary Myers, George Welty, and Jake Holmes wrote, in part, on Facebook, on Monday evening, March 21, 2016:


So Cary Myers has challenged me to post a nature/scenery photo every day for 7 days or something like that. I didn't even know that Cary knew how to post on Facebook. Today "Sammy" my Samsung phone (according to George Welty your camera needs a cute name) and went outside to find nature. Tried to take a beautiful sunset photo and my wife and son got in the way. Well Kevin Dayhoff, Cary said the rules are to challenge another person each day for seven days and I pass this challenge on to you. Cary did tell me that photos of restaurants are not scenery so that means no photos of you and some strangers eating pancakes at IHOP. Go Kevin http://tinyurl.com/JordanChallenge


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