A nice cache on the way out to Pisgah Forest for some caches. Thought there might be some who might be interested in seeing this angel.Author Thomas Wolfe's first novel was "Look Homeward, Angel". In the book there are constant references to an angel statue carved from Italian marble. This is the angel Wolfe placed in American literature. Thomas Wolfe's father W.O. Wolfe sold the statue to a particular family, to mark the family plot in Oakdale Cemetery. The angel is holding a stone lily in her left hand and extending her right hand upward. Oakdale Cemetery in located on 6th Ave. West which turns into Hwy. 64 W., just a short distance from downtown. The statue is protected by a wrought iron fence, and there is a historical maker located on the highway. Go see this "Angel" and enjoy a part of North Carolina's past and think of Thomas Wolfe, better yet, read "Look Homeward Angel.
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