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for The State Vol. 4 Issue 43, Mar 1937
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A scenic effect that is the praise of travelers from all parts of the nation is found down in the valley between Heartbreak Ridge and Bernard Mountain, 1,500 feet above sea level. This is Andrews' Geyser, which commemorates the memory of Colonel A.B. Andrews of Raleigh a noted Confederate soldier and civic and political leader of Raleigh.
The Old '97 was the famous wreck near Danville, Virginia and the North Carolina state line in 1903. It was the fastest train on the Southern Line but she was forty-five minutes late and lost control trying to pick up speed. The wreck was immortalized in a ballad, and the engine that pulled the Old '97 is still in on the Marion to Rock Hill branch of the Southern Railway.
There are two sports in which thousands of North Carolinians participate each fall - possum and raccoon hunting. Using packs of hunting dogs and various accoutrements, hunters try to outsmart raccoons with night hunting and climb perches to release possum from their trees.