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Streetcars were an important part of North Carolina towns during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Originally, mules and horses pulled these cars, but in 1889, Asheville opened the first electric streetcar system in the state. Charlotte and Raleigh followed, and the streetcar allowed such cities to expand and establish suburban neighborhoods. By the 1930s, automobiles and buses replaced the streetcar, but today the system has been revived in the form of Charlotte's CityLYNX Gold Line, which runs three replica trolleys on a 1.5-mile track.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p43-44, 46, 48, il Periodical Website
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24066
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Tweetsie Railroad has been a vital part of Western North Carolina culture since it was part of the East Tennessee & Western North Carolina Railroad in the early-twentieth century. Today the railroad and the theme park are intertwined, as they have been since the re-opening of the tracks as a tourist attraction in 1957.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p150-152, il, map Periodical Website
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The Grandfather Trail at Grandfather Mountain is an extremely strenuous and daunting trail leading to one of the highest points in the eastern United States, MacRae Peak. The Trail features ladders up rocky cliffs, rock scrambles, narrow passages, and steep inclines, but the view of the wilderness and the Blue Ridge Mountains is well worth the exertion.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p206-210, 212, 214, il, por, map Periodical Website
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24065
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Linville Gorge is known for its breathtaking views and rugged terrain. A waterfall rushes at the bottom of the gorge, a site that the author highly recommends for all adventurers who like to explore the unbeaten path.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p136-138, il, map Periodical Website
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The Cheoah River is an exciting and dangerous river to paddle in Swain County. The river only has whitewater for eighteen days a year, but trees, bushes, branches, rocks, and more create a bumpy ride for those who dare.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p218-220, 222, il, por, map Periodical Website
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The King Fisher Society is a 3,000 acre expanse of land that includes Richmond Mill Lake in Scotland County. Angus Malloy dammed Gum Swamp Creek in 1835 and created the lake that has become a destination for fishermen.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p66-70, 72, 74, 76, il, por, map Periodical Website
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24064
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Southern Season, a gourmet superstore in Chapel Hill, celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year. The store is known for its spice, cheese, and coffee selections, as well as the cooking classes it offers each year.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p55-57, il, por, map Periodical Website
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24067
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Navitat Canopy Adventures in Barnardsville, North Carolina offers visitors two-hour canopy tours over the wilderness of Buncombe County. The zip line-based tours provide spectacular views of the Blue Ridge and thrills for the adventurer.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p186-188, 190, il, por, map Periodical Website