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7064
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Created in 1916, Lake James in Burke County was named for James B. Duke, founder of Duke Power. The lake features 6,800 acres of surface area and 150 miles of shoreline. Duke Power still owns the lake, and its real estate arm, Crescent Resources, manages the surrounding land. McBrayer discusses how environmental groups and Crescent Resources devised a plan in 2004 that protects the water and allows more access to the public, as well as providing Crescent a way to develop areas around the lake.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 2, Feb 2005, p36-37, il
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28647
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For many children of mill workers at the Loray Mill in Gastonia, summer was filled with memories of vacations at Camp Firestone on Lake James. Camp Firestone offered a vacation from the rigors of work at the mill, while allowing vacationers to be among the friends they lived with in the mill village and worked next to in the mill. The history of the mill-run vacation destination and its place in the lives of mill workers is told.
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34715
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As the North Carolina State Park system reaches its 100th year of service, they reflect back on how they attain their missions of protecting the ecological diversity of the state, educating citizens, and promote recreation. Highlights include the expanded Lake James, the volunteers who have made the program successful, and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
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