This college town is home to Appalachian State University and its 17,500 students. Suburban sprawl has arrived, especially along U.S. 321, with its clusters of fast-food restaurants, motels, and a small mall. Closer to ASU, however, you get more of the college-town vibe, with organic-food stores and boutiques. The town was named for frontiersman Daniel Boone, whose family moved to the area when Daniel was 15.
Looking back on eight decades on making travel history.More