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  • 1. A Few Still Drink The Magic Waters by Wicker, Jim
     
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    At springs in Chatham County, mineral water pours from two pipes, one is for 'health' and the other for 'beauty.' Resort facilities sprang up around them for people seeking cures. In 1850 John Washington, descendant of President George Washington, drank regularly from the springs, and his kinsman built a home hear them. Because of the Washington Influence, the name of the area changed in 1926 from Ore Hill to Mount Vernon Springs. In 1837, William Bowen opened a health resort here and began advertising the springs. John M. Foust later bought the hotel-resort, made improvements, and draw visitors from all over the nation. While Mount Vernon Springs enjoyed its 'golden era,' soft drinks which were sold in many North Carolina and South Carolina cities were bottled here. In 1882, a post office and the Mount Vernon Academy opened. A newspaper called the Mt. Vernon Springs Star began publication the following year. After World War I, however, the crowds quit coming and the hotel closed in 1931. A few people still stop to drink the magical waters, although there are no signs left indicating which spring is for health and which is for beauty.
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  • 2. The Hero Who Wouldn't Jump by Harlan, Christina
     
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    In 1945, residents of Morningside Drive in Charlotte were standing outside their homes, watching three planes flying overhead, when one of them caught fire. Second Lieutenant Budd Harris Andrews refused to bail out of his A-20 attack bomber, saying that if he did, the plane would crash into a residential section and endanger civilian lives. He tried to land the plane on a golf course, but it crashed, killing him instantly. A letter from a military officer made public eleven years later confirmed that Lieutenant Andrews was a hero who refused to endanger innocent lives at the cost of his own, something the residents of Morningside Drive knew all along. After eleven years of petitioning by the grateful people of Morningside Drive, the Athletic Field in Veterans Park was dubbed Budd Andrews Athletic Field. A bronze marker was installed seven years later, fulfilling the mission of Morningside Drive residents to properly honor the hero who saved their homes and their lives.
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