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4048
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A number of farmers work land that has been in that has been in their families for generations. Their farms have been named century farms by the N.C. Department of Agriculture. The state has about 1,400 century farms in ninety-three counties. Land for one of the oldest farms was purchased by John Knox on May 6, 1758, near what is now Salisbury and Statesville.
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4410
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The 20th-century brought new ways to the state's citizens. Many enjoyed the new \"soft\" drinks, like Pepsi, or drank mineral water for their health. Newly completed railroad lines opened the state to all classes of people. Vacations were no longer the province of the rich; trips to the mountains, beaches, or mineral springs were available to all. People also turned to new sports, like football and baseball, for leisure-time amusement.
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4418
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At the start of the 20th-century, three industries were gaining prominence -- tobacco, textiles, and furniture. Each made its influence felt in a different geographic location. Tobacco was the Coastal Plain's big moneymaker. Two hundred textile plants spurred growth in the Piedmont, encouraging farmers to grow more cotton. Furniture factories developed in the foothills, near their source of raw materials.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 39 Issue 1, Fall 1999, p23-25, il
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3148
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The Protestant religion had a strong influence in antebellum society, with most people being either Baptist or Methodist. Not only was the church a place of worship, it was also a social gathering place, community disciplinarian, and education promoter.
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7074
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Freeze compares life in North Carolina in 1953 to what it is like in 2003. For example, in 1953, most of the population lived in the country or in small towns of less than 1,000 residents. Many areas lacked electrical service. The electronic world of today was just a dream. Nor were there huge malls or stores on the bypasses. The greatest social change has been the end to racial segregation, and politically, the Republicans are now the dominant party. One thing remains constant, however; it's still 543 miles from Manteo to Murphy.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 42 Issue 2, Spring 2003, p4-7, il, map