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John Henry Louis Mogg, an Australian native, became an American citizen between the World Wars and began a fruitful diving career. Companies along the eastern seaboard commissioned him, but he spent a great deal of time in North Carolina. When a project on the Pamlico River near Washington became available, Mogg was the sole diver responsible for all underwater construction on the marine railway. The marine railway serviced Gahagan Construction Company which was commissioned to launch upwards of 30 wooden barges; the purpose of which to haul crude oil along the Inland Waterway.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p3-4, 39, por
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14766
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Believed to have medicinal and restorative qualities, the state's economic and social elite, as well as out-of-state tourists, annually vacationed at these natural features. As springs were discovered hotels and resorts would quickly be erected and some of the oldest establishments included: Hot Springs near Marshall in Madison County (1850), Deaver's Springs near Asheville (1860), Jackson Springs in Moore County (1900), Seven Springs in Wayne County (1865). The popularity of springs also led to some smaller operations which included: Sparkling Catawba Springs near Hickory, Piedmont Springs in Stokes County, Lincoln Lithia Springs outside Lincolnton, and Panacea Springs near Littleton.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p10-11, por
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14771
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Abernethy reminisces about a local tradition in Stanley, Gaston County called the \"Farmers' Picnic and Old Soldiers Reunion.\" The event's main functions served to honor and remember Confederate soldiers. Its secondary role provided Gaston County residents with a mid-summer social gathering. People arrived by car and train to partake of the festivities which included a parade, music, food, and closed with a baseball game.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p14-15, por
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At Fairchild Field people gathered to watch the state's first war plane fly over, however they got more than advertised. A squadron of paratroopers led by Lt. J. P. Foley jumped from three planes and descended on the field. Following their landing, the troops proceeded to enact a battle scene, shooting blanks from machine guns and charging the hangars with fictitious hand grenades. The event showcased Burlington's new aviation manufacturing plant which just finished the plane Gunner, highlighted during this event.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p43-44, por
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Betty Smith was born and raised in Brooklyn, the city which gave her the inspiration to write her novel \"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.\" Her work was selected as Harper's Publishing Company's September Literary Guild in the summer of 1943 and reached publication by August. Before becoming a writer, the mother of two went to the University of Michigan as soon as her children were old enough to go to school. She finished her dramatic education at Yale. She moved to Chapel Hill to write professionally and that is where she wrote her first novel \"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.\"
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p27-28, por
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Tucker describes the fine architecture that is found in many of North Carolina's older homes, some dating back to the early 1700s. The highlight in many of them is the exquisitely carved mantel, as well as doorways, winding stairs, and beautiful fireplaces. The names of the men who did the work are long forgotten, and are remembered only through their extant works.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p12-13, il
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Little Washington has a unique distinction in the number of its citizens who have become nationally famous in various lines of endeavor. There were seven--John H. Small, Josephus Daniel, William Churchill deMille, Cecil B. deMille, Lindsay Carter Warren, George Denny, and Norman Cordon.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p17, 36, 48
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Although the list is far from complete, it gives readers some idea of what North Carolinians are doing to help win the war.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p33-34
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Gertrude Dills McKee was the only female state senator during the 1940s. She represented the 32nd Senatorial District and was elected to office in 1931, 1937, and 1943. Her father, Hon. W. A. Dills, was a legislator and inspired Mrs. McKee to attend the Peace Institute in Raleigh. Her other civic duties included Presidency of the Southern Council of Women's Clubs, Chairman of the Jackson County Board of Education, and trustee of the Western Carolina Teachers College, Peace College, Brevard College, and the University of North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 1, June 1943, p9, 30, por
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