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9822
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The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road, which cut diagonally through North Carolina's Piedmont, was the primary southbound route for English, Scotch-Irish, and Germanic immigrants who began arriving in Pennsylvania in the 1720s. By 1760, it had become the most heavily traveled road in America, fostering the establishment of new towns throughout the south, including Salisbury, Charlotte, and the Moravian settlements of Bethania and Salem in North Carolina. Revolutionary War battles fought along the Wagon Road include Camden, Cowpens, King's Mountain, and Guilford Courthouse.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 40 Issue 1, June 1972, p6-8, il, map
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9909
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In 1773, thousands of Scottish citizens from the Isle of Skye immigrated to North Carolina's Cape Fear Valley region to escape unaffordable rent increases. To celebrate their new lives, the immigrants created a new dance called “America”, which was performed to a brisk reel. The accompanying song, “Over the Isles to America”, is still a popular folk song in Scotland, according to Scottish folk song authority James E. Scott.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 40 Issue 3, July 1972, p12-14, il, por
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19590
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The tenth installment in this series is a reprint of a title, Informations Concerning the Province of North Carolina, Etc. (1773). This pamphlet documents both the early and late Highland migration in the 18th century of Scotch immigrants to North Carolina.
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19687
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Reprinted here is a compilation of records for Scottish emigrants to North Carolina gathered from Public Record Office of Great Britain in the Treasury Department and organized by the North Carolina Historical Commission. These records include names or emigrants, age, occupation, departure dates, port of departure, and reason for visiting the state. Dates of records in this installment are from January 1774 through May 1775.
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19690
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Reprinted here is a compilation of records for Scottish emigrants to North Carolina gathered from Public Record Office of Great Britain in the Treasury Department and organized by the North Carolina Historical Commission. These records include names or emigrants, age, occupation, departure dates, port of departure, and reason for visiting the state. Dates of records in this installment are from April 1774 through September 1775.
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24586
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John MacRae (1774-1780) was a Scot who wrote poems and songs and convinced many of his fellow countrymen to immigrate to North Carolina. This article presents his legacy and impact on North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 13, December 1971, p8-11, il, por
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