For most of the last hundred years, North Carolina’s Piedmont was the manufacturing heartland of the state. High Point regarded itself as “the Industrial City.” There was a time, however, when large tracts of undeveloped and agricultural land lay between the centers of industry, enticing the nation’s wealthiest men to establish hunting retreats. Easily accessible by railway from New York City, these estates flourished for just a few decades. The High Point Museum’s exhibit explores this phenomenon, focusing on Clarence Hungerford Mackay’s Deep River Lodge, located in Jamestown. The "Fields and Feathers, Hunting at Deep River Lodge 1895-1935," exhibit runs from April 2023 through January 2024.