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2727
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With the North Carolina Zoological Park as its star attraction, Randolph County seeks to expand tourism. Other attractions include the Uwharrie Natural Forest and Seagrove potters.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 54 Issue 2, Feb 1996, p20-21, il
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4675
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Randolph County at 790 square miles and 125,000 people of one of the state's largest counties. It is the sixth most industrialized county, with manufacturing accounting for 46 percent of the industry. The county boasts the nation's largest walk-through natural habitat zoo at Asheboro. Although large and forward-looking, the county preserves its history with Seagrove pottery, dating from the 1700s; the historic 1909 courthouse; and 1911 covered bridge in Union township, one of only a few remaining in the state.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 2, July 2000, p88-90, 92, il Periodical Website
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5030
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While the North Carolina Zoo is Randolph County's major drawing card, visitors can find a variety of other attractions including pottery at Seagrove, the Petty family stock car racing museum, and the Peddycord Foundation for Aircraft Conservation Museum.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 59 Issue 3, Mar 2001, p60
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5783
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This special NORTH CAROLINA magazine community profile supplement discusses Randolph County, which is located squarely in the center of the state.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 61 Issue 4, Apr 2003, p23-26, 29-30, 32, 36, 38, 40, il
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15068
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In the exact geographical center of North Carolina lies Randolph County, where Herbert Hoover's ancestors lived, Trinity College resides, and where many industries, such as lumber, hosiery, and furniture been established.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 8 Issue 25, Nov 1940, p1-5, 23, 25, f
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15753
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Iden describes a one-day tour of Randolph County which takes the traveler to scenes of great beauty as well as places of historic interest, including the Uwharrie Mountains, Faith Rock, covered bridges, the old Quaker Church at Archdale, and Randleman, the scene of the tragedy of Naomi Wise, of ballad fame.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 3 Issue 10, Aug 1935, p14-15, 26, il
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15988
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Randolph County is featured in The State magazine's community profile. The article includes information on Asheboro, the county seat; the Randolph Hospital; Randolph County; the school system; and the towns of Ramseur and Liberty.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 4 Issue 9, Aug 1936, p17-23, il, por
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24567
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Purgatory Mountain was elected as the site of the North Carolina Zoological Park, set to open in 1975. The mountain and its surrounding acreage were a gift to the state by citizens of Randolph County. This article discusses the history and development of the area.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 21, April 1972, p7-8, il
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25526
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Asheboro was always a small Southern mill town and once the textile and furniture plants relocated, downtown businesses struggled to survive. But as the city revitalization project began with Bicentennial Park and the liberation of liquor laws, new businesses are quickly populating once empty storefronts.
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27821
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Holiday Tours, founded in Level Cross in 1978, is a bus tour company that provides charter service and takes tourists all over the country. Nancy and Dwight Thompson started their business with just one bus and now that number has grown to 72. The goal of Holiday Tours is to make an enjoyable travel experience where 50 people who initially don’t know each other feel like family by the end of the trip.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 10, March 2017, p80-82, 84, il, por, map Periodical Website
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30851
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The Randolph County Country Store appears to have been around since the 1930s, but was built in 1977 by Darrell Bullins, a collector and restorer of things past. He salvaged and collected all the building materials at auctions and from homes or buildings that were being demolished. Some of the items include original gas pumps, signs, and bank ledgers from the first bank in the county.
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34984
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Randolph Community College hosts one of the top photography programs on the East Coast, including a new state-of-the-art facility. The program is two years long, including summers, and offers students practice with black and white 35mm all the way through digital photography.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 8, January 2017, p72-76, il, por Periodical Website
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38194
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Children’s reading comprehension improved greatly when reading about topics that interested them, such as animal conservation. This came in the form of books, pamphlets, magazines, and more.