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6269
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Reidsville, in Rockingham County, is OUR STATE magazine's featured Tar Heel town of the month. The town's history dates back to the early 1800s, and the tobacco and textile industries were once cornerstones of its economy. Mitchell discusses individuals connected with the town and things to see and do on a visit there.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 71 Issue 8, Jan 2004, p18-20, 22-23, il Periodical Website
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6264
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Georgia Thompson Brown of Henderson was a pioneer of aviation. Better known as Tiny Broadwick, she made her mark not by flying airplanes, but by parachuting from them. She was the first woman to parachute from a plane, and between 1908 and 1922, she made 1,100 jumps.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 71 Issue 8, Jan 2004, p25-26, il, por Periodical Website
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6382
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Chartered in 1758, the Perquimans County town of Hertford is one of the state's oldest towns. It survived both the Revolutionary War and Civil War. LaVere discusses the town's history and things to see and do on a visit.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 71 Issue 8, Jan 2004, p106-108, il Periodical Website
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6408
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Tomlin discusses the work of linguist Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor in North Carolina State University's English Department. Wolfram is director of the university's North Carolina Language and Life Project. The mission of the program is “to describe and celebrate the state's linguistic diversity, and to raise awareness of how language is a part of our cultural heritage.” The project has about twenty research sites stretching from the mountains to the coast.
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David Tannenburg, born in Germany in 1728, is considered the foremost North American organ builder of the 18th century. The organ he built for the Moravians, called the Great Organ, was installed in the home Moravian Church in Salem in 1800. This organ, silent for the past 100 years, has been restored. Of the 644 original pipes, 628 were located and used in the restoration.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 71 Issue 8, Jan 2004, p102-104, il Periodical Website
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