This mural created by Tom and Casey Kilgore of CK Paints, depicts a Waldensian Family and their home in the Cottian Alps, which is where the Original Settlers of Valdese traveled from to make Valdese their home. This mural was created for the 125th Anniversary of the Town of Valdese.

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Valdese Lakeside Park

300 acre passive park owned by The Town of Valdese and maintained by Friends of the Valdese Rec - the group fundraising…
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Le Phare des Alpes (LPDA)

The families of the early settlers of Valdese faced all of the problems faced today by growing families. However, there were some major differences in the approach to solving these problems. The settlers in Valdese in the early 1900's did not have hospitalization insurance, burial insurance, nor any of the other social welfare practices to which we are accustomed today.
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McGalliard Falls Park

Elegant waterfall, just minutes from Downtown Valdese. Easily walk to one of the overlooks or dip your toes in the McGalliard Creek. Perfect place to rewind with family, friends and pets!