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for The State Vol. 34 Issue 23, May 1967
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The former president Andrew Jackson's birthplace has been restored. The cottage was once home to Jackson's parents, employees of Peter Casso's Inn in Raleigh. The inn was torn down in 1937, but the cottage was saved and sent on a tour of the state before resting at Pullen Park in the 1950s. The home has been preserved at State College Campus in Raleigh during the 1960s and much of the original furniture remains.
W. Roger Soles is the president of Jefferson Standard Life Insurance. Soles, a Columbus County native, graduated high school early and enlisted in the army during World War II. After the war, Soles attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill as a business major. His interest in accounts and stocks drew the attention of George Cavenaugh, president of Jefferson Standard, who hired Soles after college.
The Roan Mountains on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina are famous for circular rainbows, known as Anthelions. Mentioned in Margaret W. Morley's THE CAROLINA MOUNTAINS, these rare rainbow formations have only been found in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Scottish Highlands.
Transferred three times before arriving at its final resting place, the home and birthplace of President Andrew Johnson was moved to the North Carolina State University campus where it will remain on display as a museum in honor of the 17th President of the United States.