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Jonathan Worth, North Carolina's first post-Civil War governor, endured strong opposition from the state's unionists to his efforts to provide artificial limbs to those Confederate soldiers who lost limbs in battle. His tireless efforts were successful.
When imports of mica, a mineral of great strategic value to American military production during World War II, were cut off, the western part of the state became the nation's mining center for this critical mineral.
Ginseng, first exported in 1794, was a profitable product of the state's western mountains. Still popular today, 10,000 pounds were exported in 1993 at $300 a pound.