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10768
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On May 20, 1968, the anniversary of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, Charlotte will celebrate its bicentennial. A bill introduced by Senator Sam Ervin, Jr. and cosponsored by Senator B. Everett Jordan making May 20 \"Charlotte Day\" was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. Mrs. Johnson accepted Mayor Brookshire's invitation to come to Charlotte and dedicate the restored birthplace of the 11th president of the United States, James K. Polk, and the Hezekiah Alexander Home, built in 1774. The town of Charlotte was named for the wife of King George III of England, and the county, Mecklenburg, was named for Charlotte's royal house in Germany. Charlottetown, as it was then known, was built on 369 acres donated by Lord Proprietor George Augustus Selwyn and was chartered on December 7, 1768.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 4, July 1968, p8, il
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James K. Polk was the first dark horse candidate to become President of the United States, his quick rise to the top being a matter of consternation in some quarters. Having been defeated twice in reelection bids for the office of Governor of Tennessee in 1841 and 1843, many felt that his political star was descending at the time of the 1845 presidential election. Born in Mecklenburg County on November 2, 1795, Polk's family moved to Tennessee when he was eleven years old, but he returned to his home state in 1815 to attend the University of North Carolina at the age of 23, graduating at the head of his class.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 4, July 1968, p9, 26, il
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10771
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The history of \"The Old Mill\" in Henderson County goes back nearly 140 years, to December 21, 1830, when Peter Summey took out land grant number 12901 for the property. Since 1830, the property has served as the Flat Rock grist mill, a post office, a hotel, a furniture factory, and an apartment building. In its latest role, \"The Old Mill\" serves as headquarters for a six building vacation complex which includes lakeside motel units and the Robert E. Lee III summer estate.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 4, July 1968, p27-28, il
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10770
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B. J. Gregson founded Gregson Manufacturing Company, located in Liberty, in 1921, and the business remains family-owned. The company is one of the country's four or five leading manufacturers of wood institutional seating, which is used by hotels, hospitals, governmental agencies, offices, schools, and libraries. The product is sold in all fifty states.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 4, July 1968, p11, 22, il
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