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24932
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Since 1953, the Tar Heel Junior Historian Association has brought students from across North Carolina together to learn more about North Carolina history in their area. More than 5,000 students participate in the program across 53 counties, making the North Carolina program the largest in the nation. Students learn about their community’s place in history, conduct research, and present what they discovered.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p30, 32-33, il, map Periodical Website
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Named for Revolutionary War general, Nathanael Greene, Greensboro is a historically and culturally rich city. Author and Greensboro resident, Drew Perry claims that the Farmers Curb Market—a market that sells produce and handmade goods—is the heart of Greensboro. He also insists that Greensboro is a front-porch town, with gardens along the curbs and evenings spent outside.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p56, 58, 60, 62-63, il, map Periodical Website
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The fall line between the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain is an important aspect of North Carolina history and geology. The side of the fall line that early settlers lived on greatly influenced their lives and their line of work. Today, however, many people don’t understand the significance of this geologic marvel.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p76-78, 81, il, map Periodical Website
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25104
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T. Gilbert Pearson, an avid birder throughout much of his life, founded the Audubon Society of North Carolina in 1902. He also helped organize the National Association of Audubon Societies and pushed the first statewide game commission law in the Southeast through the North Carolina General Assembly. Pearson’s tireless efforts to preserve the bird population in North Carolina saved birds throughout the world.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p188-191, il, por Periodical Website
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25105
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The authors provide a list of one-hundred facts about the fourteen national parks in North Carolina. Some of the parks featured include, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, and Wright Brothers National Memorial.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p204-208, 210-212, 214-216, 218, 220-222, il, por, map Periodical Website
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25102
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In the mountains of Buncombe County, near Leicester, North Carolina, Dr. Frank King owns a farm. The farm is not home to the typical farm animals, but rather to bison, camels, Watusi, elk, and more. Frank offers tours of the farm and provides visitors with information about the health benefits of the products made from and produced by these animals.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p160-166, 168, 170, 172-173, il, por, map Periodical Website
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25101
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The beaches of the Outer Banks are constantly changing as the waves reshape the land. By the turn of the next century, Ocracoke Island may even be underwater due to such changes. However, the constant transformation of the landscape does not take away from the beauty of the land, nor North Carolinians’ affection for it.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p154-156, 158-159, il Periodical Website
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25103
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Botanist and part-time goatherd, Jamey Donaldson, started herding on Roan Mountain in 2008 in an effort to preserve the naturally occurring balds. Balds are treeless areas found on mountains, but due to the absences of goats and other grazing animals, the existence of such balds are threatened by tree growth. Donaldson discusses the importance of preserving balds and his efforts to bring goats back to these areas on Roan Mountain.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p174-178, 180, 182, il, por, map Periodical Website
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25100
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Three antique shops in North Carolina have a number of collectors’ items that one may not find in larger antique stores. This article describes the Antique Tobacco Barn in Asheville, SuzAnna’s Antiques in Raleigh, and Seaport Antiques in Morehead City, highlighting the types of antiques found in each.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 11, April 2016, p108-110, 112-115, il, por, map Periodical Website
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