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9369
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The landed gentry colonized a part of the Appalachian Mountains. The first white settlers in the area were Ambrose and son, William Mills. The Mills family faced multiple attacks, some due in part to their Royalist persuasion, but mostly from Native Americans who pillaged and burned their homes on several occasions.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 6, Nov 1974, p18-20, 38, il
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12883
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Located on the southern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Polk County, is a distinctive region. Originally a part of Mecklenburg County, Polk was also known as Tryon from 1768 through 1779. Aside from difficulties presented by Tories, Cherokees, and the Civil War, residents have sustained by utilizing profits derived from land holdings, the Gold Rush, tourism, agricultural endeavors, the railroad, and modern industry.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 27 Issue 21, Mar 1960, p11-12, 24-26, il
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14267
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The mountain county of Polk has a rather odd distinction - it has existed as a county twice, having been formed twice from the same territory, once for a brief period in 1846 and again for good in 1849.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 15 Issue 5, July 1947, p5, f
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23824
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Eunice Kathleen Waymon (1933-2003), the jazz singer known better by her stage name Nina Simone, was born in Tryon, North Carolina. Though the original house of Simone's childhood still stands, it is soon to be sold, causing the fate of this historic home to be uncertain.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 5 Issue 3, May 2011, p26-29, il, por Periodical Website
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24628
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The author discusses popular tourism activities in Tryon, North Carolina, including participating in hunting on horseback.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 27 Issue 22, April 1960, p17-20, il
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24627
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The author presents the history of Polk County and discusses the first settlers to develop the area.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 27 Issue 22, April 1960, p10-12, 24-26, il
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33192
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It was a peach of a scrap and old-timers in Western North Carolina still bring it up whenever anybody has anything to say about outstanding personal combats. This article gives an account of one U. S. Marshall’s nearly hour long stand against 13 armed men.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 6 Issue 11, Aug 1938, p6, 20
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