"Fair View" postcard of the Farm House circa 1930's. Site of the current "Gazebo". This house is now situated 100 yards away on High Point Mountain Road.
McBride (1899-1976) was a powerful force in radio during the latter part of the 1930s, through the 1940s and into the early 1950s. With a daily audience of nearly 6 to 8 million—most of whom were women—McBride’s talk show featured interviews with prominent people from all walks of life.
The site for Ashokan Dreams has a long and colorful history. A farm dating back to the 1700's, it began to take shape in it's current form with an historic restoration of it's massive barn in the early 1950's. This restoration was done on behalf of Mary Margaret McBride.