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Laying track to take the Western North Carolina Railroad from Old Fort to Asheville was a feat of engineering. Begun in 1877, the task included building seven tunnels and overcoming steep mountains to bring the first train through on October 3, 1880.
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In 1905, Lunsford Richardson, a Greensboro druggist, went into business to sell his own medicines. The company became a huge success, and one of the products, Vicks VapoRub, is still famous worldwide after 92 years.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 8, Jan 1997, p12-14, il, por Periodical Website
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Only New York City, San Francisco, and Santa Fe have a greater concentration of artists than the state's mountains. Among the most notable are Stoney Lamar, woodcarver; Carol Bomer, painter; David Wilson, glassblower; and Michael Sherrill, potter.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 8, Jan 1997, p16-20, il, por Periodical Website
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The efforts of Mary Myers Dwelle in 1936 saved the crumbling Federal Mint building in Charlotte from destruction and led to its rehabilitation. Today the Mint Museum of Art is one of the Southeast's outstanding art museums.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 8, Jan 1997, p26-29, il, por Periodical Website
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It would be easier to list the things Billy Arthur hasn't done in his 86 years than to list those he has. One thing that has endeared him to people across the state is his writing for 62 years for OUR STATE magazine.
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There are fourteen planetariums across the state. While the best known is the Morehead Planetarium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, others include C.A. Furr in Concord and the Kelly Space Voyager in Charlotte.
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Murphy is famous from the expression \"From Manteo to Murphy.\" Incorporated in 1851, the Cherokee County town is steeped in history, from DeSoto to the present, and is also a retail and tourist center.
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