A Volcano in North Carolina? A Closer Look at a Tall Tale: The Postscript

On May 8, 1812, the "Richmond Enquirer" ran the following article:



DIED - At Asheville, Buncomb County, North Carolina, about three weeks ago, Mr. John Clarke Edwards, the celebrated inventor of the Buncomb and Burke county Earthquakes*.

"Tread lightly on his ashes, ye men of genius, for he was your brother"

*He was destroyed by a flood of lava as he was ascending the mountain near the mouth of the volcano