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for The State Vol. 21 Issue 14, Sept 1953
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George Masa, an artist and photographer who lived in Asheville for 18 years, loved the mountains with a passion. Sent to the University of California, from Japan, to study mining engineering, George came to Asheville in 1915 and recognized the interest of visitors in photography, developing a flourishing commercial, news, and news reel service.
A tiny Pasquotank County village could well be called the Mother of North Carolina. Nixonton, on the shores of Little River, has dropped from one of the Old North State's pace setters to a miniature agrarian community. In the early 1800s, Nixonton was the center of a flourishing trade industry with the West Indies. North Carolina's freedom of assembly began near the small settlement as well. Nixonton also housed the first community schoolhouse in North Carolina.
Millions of people have visited the pioneer attraction of Chimney Rock. Until the Morse family got to work and dramatized the Chimney, this particular boulder was almost lost in the setting. A no other place in the state do the mountains rise so suddenly from the Piedmont, and the gorge magically opens a forbidding getaway.
Old time sportsmen of the South bred race horses, game chickens, fox hounds, and bird dogs. Two books of recent years by North Carolinians have interesting notes on game chickens.