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12787
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Settled around 1750, the residents of Mecklenburg County have enjoyed a lucrative and varied history. Sustained through a variety of agricultural and eventually, commercial ventures, residents of Mecklenburg initially relied heavily upon cotton. Joining in the American dream of finding gold, Mecklenburgers first discovered the rare mineral in 1799. Dubbed by Cornwallis as the \"hornet's nest of stubborn revolutionaries,\" Mecklenburgers experienced the War of Sugar Creek, instigated a military campaign against a group of South Carolinian Tories, known as Scoffelites, and wrote their own Declaration of Independence. Mecklenburgers additionally participated in the Civil War, furnishing some 2,700 men to the cause, or one sixth of the county population.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 23, Apr 1963, p12-13, 31-37, il, por
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Encompassing 543 square miles, Mecklenburg County, lies in a convenient location, approximately half-way between Atlanta and Richmond. Boasting four railroads, six hospitals, two daily newspapers, 450 congregations, and 38 of the nation's 50 largest firms, Mecklenburg additionally serves as the banking center for North Carolina. Sustained through industrial plants, of which Mecklenburg has at least 500, residents are also part-time farmers, utilizing forty percent of the county's land for agricultural production.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 23, Apr 1963, p9-11, 24-30, il, map
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12785
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Each year, members of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, submit plans and pictures of their selected works for competitive judging. In 1963, there were five winners. The Honor Award winner, architect Arthur R. Cogswell, Jr., of Chapel Hill, earned distinction by designing his own home. The First National Bank Building in Albemarle, branch offices for First Citizens Bank, the Central Fire Station in Hickory, and the Hanes Medical Center, constitute the remaining four recipients.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 23, Apr 1963, p25-39, 31, il
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12789
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North and South Carolina's largest and 35th in the nation, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg consolidated school system employs 6,300 people. 2,700 of the employees serve as instructional staff in at least 99 schools attended by 63,000 students. Generously financed, school construction continues as does the creation of special programs.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 23, Apr 1963, p20, il
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12788
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Referencing Davidson, Queens, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, and John C. Smith University, Mecklenburg County is home to five colleges and universities. This article provides brief histories and details pertaining to each.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 23, Apr 1963, p14-15, 38, il
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