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German immigrant Francis J. Kron was the southern Piedmont's first educated doctor. A physician of many interests, horticulturist, educator, and gourmet, he practiced in the Stanly County area until his death. His restored home stands in Morrow Mountain State Park.
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The perilous Atlantic waters have claimed many ships and lives off the Outer Banks from the 1500s onward. Beginning in 1870, the U.S. Life- Saving Service fought the oceans to rescue mariners. In the next thirty years, Outer Bankers earned 56 medals for bravery.
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The state's rich musical heritage appeals to many tastes, including those who enjoy folk, bluegrass, gospel, and jazz. Such yearly events as the Merle Watson Festival in North Wilkesboro and Greensboro's Eastern Music Festival attract thousands of music lovers.
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For two hundred years, seven lighthouses from Corolla to Southport have sent their beams into the darkness to provide a safe guide for passing ships. Oak Island Lighthouse, built in 1958, has the world's second- brightest beacon.
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Hiddenite in Alexander County is a rockhound's paradise, with over 2,000 minerals and 65 major gemstones identified. Though small (population 250) the town's rich history, arts, crafts, and culture attract thousands of tourists yearly.
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Susan Kelly of Greensboro is the author of HOW CLOSE WE CAME, her first published novel. The book deals with the friendship of two women over a ten-year period.
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Square dancing is one of the most popular dance styles. Over 110 clubs have been organized statewide since the first began in the Triad in 1951. Bills were introduced in the 1995 and 1997 General Assembly to make square dancing the official state folk dance, but they failed.
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Weather and topography in the state make possible the observation of almost eighty percent of all American bird species. Viewing can be enhanced through use of items, including binoculars and guidebooks, and by joining a bird watchers club.
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