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13360
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Settled in 1750 and comprised of two mountain ranges averaging 1,200 feet, Burke County also has numerous lakes and a rich history as well as industry and agriculture.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 24, Apr 1955, p16-17, 19-23, 26, il, map
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18450
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In this outing, Goerch travels to Burke County. He writes \"this is where John Sevier was tried, Frankie Silver was hanged, Zebulon Vance was married, Woodrow Wilson spent part of his honeymoon, and where many other interesting things have happened.\"
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 27, Dec 1941, p1-4, 22-23, 25-26, il
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20770
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This article looks at the efforts made by medical practitioners in Burke County to combat disease during the antebellum period. Particular attention is given to practitioners of the healing arts, their various professional qualifications, the diseases they encountered, their economic status, and their relationship to the people that they served.
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24559
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Dr. M. W. Webb and Earnest L. Briggs acquired historic ‘Pleasant Valley’ in Burke County in 1969 and discovered a wealth of antique buttons in the attic. This article discusses the history and significance of the buttons.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 17, February 1972, p8-10, il
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24686
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The author provides a scientific explanation for the strange lights that appear over Brown Mountain. The light actually comes from the valley beyond Brown Mountain. When atmospheric conditions are just right, the refraction in the air and moisture cause apparent movement of lights.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 24, April 1955, p8-9, il, map
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24689
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Burke County, North Carolina is home to beautiful vistas and popular tourist spots, such as Linville Gorge and Table Rock Mountain. The author highlights things to do in Burke County.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 24, April 1955, p16-26, il, map
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22052
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This article examines two Burke Country estates, Pleasant Gardens and Quaker Meadows, through the histories of the families that resided there, the historic events that took place there, and the current conditions of both.
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36253
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Sites such as The History Museum of Burke County and Benjamin May-Lewis House offer information about North Carolina’s history. An experience of the state’s beautiful landscapes can be found in areas such as WRAL Azalea Gardens and Wiseman’s View. Entertainment and dining can be found at businesses such as Drexel Barber Shop and Chapel Hill’s Sup Dogs.