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Record #:
22534
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Abstract:
The little community of Texana, a multi-ethnic community of whites, African Americans, and a few with Cherokee ancestry, was almost completely self-sufficient. Texana is located near the Cherokee town of Murphy, NC and is named for its founder, Texana McClelland, an African American woman who settled there in the 1850s.
Record #:
2345
Abstract:
Whites left the state in the 19th Century because of farm problems and poor state government, while lack of opportunities and a repressive environment caused Blacks to leave. As conditions improved for both, the need to leave lessened.
Source:
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 34 Issue 2, Spring 1995, p27-32, il, por