Walasi-Yi Inn, Blairsville, GA

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Walasi-Yi Inn - National Register of Historic Places Ref # 79000749, date listed 19790112

. S of Blairsville on U.S. 129

. Blairsville, GA (Union County)

. Built in 1936. The north wing was built by the Pfister-Vogel Land Co. in the early 20th century as a tearoom and lodging. The site was donated to the state in 1927. The stone used in the building came from road construction. Built by CCC Camp SP-2. Originally functioned as the Walisiyi Inn, a concession which provided meals and lodging. Now houses an outdoor supply store, residence for the caretakers, and a hostel for hikers on the Appalachian Trail. The trail passes through the breezeway near the north end of the building. This is the only place where the trail passes through a man-made structure. The Cherokee name Walisi-yi translates as "frog place" or "place of the great frog." The gap was formerly called Frogtown, but was renamed for W.R. Neel, the engineer in charge of the survey of the gap for the construction of the American Scenic Hwy c. 1920. (1)

. References (1) GA Historic Resources

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