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No date on this promotional plate, but Highlands lost its bragging rights in 1981 with the incorporation of Beech Mountain (5,506 feet).  

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On this day in 1970: The Land of Oz, a theme park based on “The Wizard of Oz,” opens atop Beech Mountain. The park, imaginatively conceived by Charlotte artist Jack Pentes, proves too low-tech, too small and too remote — and the weather is often dreary. Attendance is 250,000 the first year but only 60,000 […]

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