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8826
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Twelve miles south of Mount Pisgah on the Blueridge Parkway, Graveyard Fields is home to some of the finest scenery in the country. On Labor Day, the opening of blueberry season is celebrated here, and dedicated pickers are known to camp out for days at a time. Although wild blueberries grow all over the state, Graveyard Fields draws a crowd because of its breathtaking views.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 12, May 1981, p20-21, 67, il
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28544
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The father of commercial blueberry farming in North Carolina is Harold Graham Huntington. In 1928 before his arrival to NC, blueberries only grew in the wild. By 1939, his Pender County blueberry farm was the largest in the world. Huntington is also responsible for the strains of blueberries which grow best in the state today. Huntington’s history of farming and his involvement in the blueberry industry are detailed.
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31686
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Since 1967, the North Carolina Blueberry Industry has been sponsoring a blueberry festival the third week in May in the Elizabethtown-White Lake area. The Seventh Annual Blueberry Festival, ranked second in size for festivals in North Carolina, will be held May 15-20. This article discusses the state’s blueberry industry, and the events offered at the festival.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 5 Issue 5, May 1973, p12-13, il, por, map Periodical Website
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34889
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The United States is the world’s leading blueberry producer, the roots of which lie in North Carolina. In 1940’s Pender County, a farmer named Harold Graham Huntington worked with NC State University biologists in order to create disease-resistant strains of blueberry. Huntington’s farm helped lay the foundation for the blueberry industry in the United States.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2017, p32-35, il, por Periodical Website
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