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In Iredell County, North Carolina stands old Fort Dobbs, a place of refuge for early settlers against native hostilities. Named after Governor Arthur Dobbs who persuaded the General Assembly to provide money for defense of the western frontier, Fort Dobbs was increasingly used for protection against violent raids.
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22549
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Kiffin Yates Rockwell, born to a Columbus County, North Carolina native, was born in Tennessee in 1892. Rockwell earned high marks at Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University before becoming well-known in advertising journalism. To champion his French roots, Rockwell joined the French army upon the breakout of World War I, where he became successful in aviation. Unfortunately, but honorably, Rockwell is the first North Carolinian and second American to give his life during World War I and is buried in Luxiul with the honors of a general.
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Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church in Waxhaw, North Carolina is known for the contributions of its families to American liberty. Settled by Scotch-Irish families who immigrated to escape persecution, Waxhaw became a center of revolutionary soldiers and American political leaders.