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Williams discusses the life and work of sculptor R. K. Harniman. Harniman has just completed carving a statue of Sir Walter Raleigh from a cypress tree. This particular tree was located in the Tar River swamp twelve miles west of Greenville and began growing in the year 1467, eighty-seven years before Raleigh was born. Harniman carved the statue in Raleigh.
North Carolina history is remembered across the state through historical markers, statues, and plaques. Williams discusses a number of monuments, including those remembering U.S. Presidents from North Carolina, Civil War governor Zebulon Vance, and the \"Greensboro Four,\" who launched the state's civil rights movement.
The article chronicles the events surrounding the unveiling of statues of Presidents Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson. It was erected near the capitol building to honor the North Carolinians who went on to become president. Whimsically, the author wonders what kind of conversations the figures would have if they came to life.