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North Carolina's state park system floundered until the Great Depression and the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
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2010
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In the early 1950s, Eckie Jordan and Eunie Futch were key players on Winston-Salem's Hanes Hosiery women's basketball team, which won 102 straight games and three national AAU championships.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 34 Issue 1, Fall 1994, p17-20, il
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The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, which is housed in the North Carolina Museum of History, honors the state's most important sports figures.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 34 Issue 1, Fall 1994, p33-36, il
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Minor leaguer Leo 'Muscle' Shoals was one of the most popular baseball players for the Reidsville Luckies of the Carolina League. He set the league homerun record in 1949. However, too much boisterous behavior kept him from reaching the major leagues.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 63 Issue 3, Aug 1995, p31-32, por
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On January 1, 1942, the Rose Bowl football game between Duke University and Oregon State was played in Durham because of Japanese war threats. This is the only time the game has been played outside California.
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William G. Bramham, president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, was perhaps the most important person in the state's history of minor league baseball.
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Many athletes and individuals with ties to the state have a number of Olympic moments. They include Dr. Leroy Walker, U.S. Olympic Committee president, N.C. State swimmer Steve Rerych, and East Carolina University runner Lee McNeil.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 2, July 1996, p30-31, por
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Most people remember George Herman \"Babe\" Ruth as the mighty home run hitter for the New York Yankees. Few, however, know that he hit his first professional home run in a spring training game in Fayetteville in 1914. In April, 1952, a North Carolina highway historical marker was erected there to commemorate the event.
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During the 1973-74 indoor track season, which was held on various tracks around the country, Tony Waldrop of Polk County accomplished a feat that had never been equaled. Competing in the indoor mile, he won, in less than two months, seven straight races with times under four minutes. He retired from running in 1976, completed his doctorate, and today is a professor at the University of Illinois.
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Conceived by North Carolina State University basketball coach C. Everett Case, the Dixie Classic was a three-day, eight-team basketball tournament extravaganza, featuring North Carolina teams against other national basketball powers. Begun in the then new Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh in December 1949, the tournament lasted another twelve years and was a tremendous success. The Dixie Classic was canceled in 1960, after several players were involved in a point shaving scandal.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference is celebrating fifty years of collegiate sports competition. Sumner discusses players, coaches, teams, and high and low points over the last half-century.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 10, Mar 2003, p112-113, 115-116, il Periodical Website
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Devised by James Naismith in 1891 in Massachusetts, basketball was played in YMCAs throughout North Carolina by the end of that decade. Soon physical education professors at the North Carolina schools of higher learning began introducing the game. At Wake Forest, Professor Richard Crozier formed a basketball team in 1906, and in February of the same year, Wake Forest played Guilford College in the state's first intercollegiate basketball game. Other schools, including Trinity College, UNC, and NC Agriculture & Mechanic Arts, soon fielded teams. Facilities were poor. Players had to buy and maintain their uniforms. Spectators were few. The players persisted however, and the game gained a foothold on the campuses. Basketball was still second fiddle to football until the end of World War II. Then the sport took off.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 10, Mar 2006, p25-27, 28, por Periodical Website
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May 1991, marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the passage of National Historic Preservation Act, legislation which established the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Section of the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. This state agency is responsible for identifying evaluating, and acting as steward to the state's historically significant material and sites. In this piece, a general history of preservation and legislation is presented along with examples of historically important material and sites that have been protected by this department.
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The North Carolina State Fair began in 1853 as an initiative of the North Carolina Agricultural Society's to promote its scientific and economic progress in agriculture and industry. The annual fair occurs at a key political time, just weeks before November elections, which draws attention from presidential hopefuls. Some notable presidential figures included Theodore Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Gerald Ford.
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