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10815
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Most travelers on Interstate 40 who travel through the Pigeon River Gorge are unaware that their route carries them right past a predecessor transmountain highway that made history more than 100 years ago. Jonathan Creek, in Haywood County, is the beginning of the new I-40 stretch to Tennessee, and it was also the North Carolina terminus of the historic \"Jonathan's Creek and Tennessee Mountain Turnpike,\" which served pioneers of the Civil War era. Completed in 1860 at a cost of $25,000, the mountain highway was used as a military artery during the Civil War, providing passage for troops who fought in the area of contention between pro-Confederate Western North Carolina and pro-Union East Tennessee.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 20, Mar 1969, p13, 22-23, il, map
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10814
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At the beginning of 1957's fishing season, several Morehead City businessmen, headed by Tom Potter, met at the Sanitary Restaurant and decided to put up prize money to encourage fishermen to participate in offshore marlin fishing. This first pot of seasonal prize money was the start of what would eventually become Morehead City's Annual Blue Marlin Tournament. On September 14, 1957, the MARY Z, a private fishing vessel, headed offshore helmed by Capt. Bill Olsen. Angler Jimmy Croy, of Raleigh, reeled in Morehead City's first boated blue marlin on this trip. The fish weighed 143 and one-half pounds and measured 8 feet, five inches.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 20, Mar 1969, p11-12, il
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10813
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Despite the outstanding culinary reputation of Moravian settlements, until recently, the restored Old Salem was devoid of examples of period foods and cooking techniques. With the opening of the restored 1800 Winkler Bakery, visitors to the area can once again enjoy Moravian specialties such as spicy sugar cakes and round, crusty, loaves of bread, hot out of a wood-fired oven. Additionally, the opening of the Salem Tavern Dining Rooms in a restored 1816 home now allows visitors to dine on authentic Moravian foods in the homelike atmosphere of the early 19th century.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 20, Mar 1969, p8-10, 29, il
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10816
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Warner discusses the history of the Block House Steeplechase Races that are held in Tryon. Carter Brown, the dean of Carolina horsemen, started the event twenty-three years ago.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 20, Mar 1969, p17, il
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