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Ulricksburgh, a 36-square mile city chartered by North Carolina legislature in 1748, was the largest city thus far in the country. Founded by Ulrick Crowder, the city was lost or misplaced until 1967 when Alan Stout found a copy of Crowder's land grant and pieced together what happened to the man and his land.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 11, Apr 1980, p10-12, il, map
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13325
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This New Year's Eve, around 20 Gaston County residents will spend between 16 and 18 hours travelling from door to door, serenading friends and family with a salute of musket fire. Loaded with black powder for a guaranteed loud and smoky salutation, the New Year Shooters are carrying out a German Tradition numbering some 200 years in practice.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 16, Jan 1955, p10-11, 41, il, por
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13335
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Settled by the Scotch-Irish during the mid-18th-century and located in the southern piedmont region of the state, Gaston County is best known for industry. Gaston ranks 6th in the state for population, with 110,836 people in 358 square miles of land.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 18, Jan 1955, p18-30, il, map
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13336
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Gaston County, formed in 1846, was named for William Gaston (1778-1844), a member of Congress and a judge on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Pleasants provides brief historical summaries on the towns comprising Gaston County: Bessemer City, Belmont, Mount Holly, Cherryville, Dallas, Stanley, Cramerton, East Gastonia, Lowell, McAdenville, High Shoals, Lucia, Crowder, Dellview, and Ranlo.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 18, Jan 1955, p31-41, il
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15730
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Each Easter morning hundreds of Easter egg \"fighters\" gather near an abandoned school near Cherryville in Gaston County for the annual Sugar Hill Easter Egg Fight. It has been going on for at least seventy years, but no one knows how it started. Many think it was brought by early German immigrants to the Gaston area. In 1954, over 1,500 people showed up. The object of the game is this--contestants hold boiled, dyed eggs in their hands, with just the small end exposed; eggs are brought sharply together; the cracked egg goes to the winner.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 23, Apr 1955, p10-11, il
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23910
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Belmont Abbey College in Gaston County opened its doors in 1876. Founded on Benedictine tenets and staffed by Benedictine monks, the college continues to grow and prosper in modern society.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 82 Issue 10, March 2015, p102-104, 106-108, 110, il, por, map Periodical Website
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24463
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During December, a town in Gaston County, McAdenville, hosts a community wide Christmas light display funded by Stowe-Pharr Mills textile company. McAdenville has become known as “Christmas Town, USA,” which brings in thousands of tourists wishing to see the lights.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 58 Issue 7, December 1990, p20-23, il
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24576
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McAdenville was a mill town that was the first to bring electricity to North Carolina. This article discusses its most unique features.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 9, October 1971, p14-15, il
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24631
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Stanley, North Carolina offers tourists mountains, lakes, and rolling meadows. The author discusses the history of the town and how it has developed over the years.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 10, October 1958, p8-10, 22
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24667
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Gaston County built an industrial empire using the nearby Catawba River; Duke’s development of the river is said to be the most thorough of any stream in the country. This article discusses the history of development and growth in Gaston County.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 18, January 1955, p18-30, il
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24666
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Belmont Abby is the only one of its kind in America and is the center of an independent diocese. It was established in the wilderness in 1876 but is now home to the monastery, cathedral, and Belmont Abby College.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 18, January 1955, p14-17, il
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24668
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The author introduces various cities and towns in Gaston County, detailing their industries and the development in each.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 18, January 1955, p31-41, il
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24727
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This article discusses the development of Gastonia and Gaston County, highlighting things of interest in each place.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 16 Issue 39, February 1949, p4-5, 20, il
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28608
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Gaston County its businesses, its tourism, and its residents are profiled. The county has been recognized in the past for its manufacturing and is the tenth most populous in the state.
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28683
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In Gaston County, Chase and Alice White are trying to bring a tiny community back to life. Spencer Mountain, NC has only two residents and the Whites are trying to clean up the town. The history of the town and its future are detailed.
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