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Thomas Dixon, the well-known author of \"The Birth of a Nation,\" purchased 1,400 acres of mountain land called Wildacres in McDowell County with the vision of creating a campus for an artists' colony. The vision never was realized, and he lost the property in the crash of 1929. In 1936, I. D. Blumenthal purchased Wildacres for a mere $6,500. Under his direction, it has become the gathering place for groups seeking spiritual and intellectual refreshment, rest, and recreation.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 5, Oct 1974, p18-20, il
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12341
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The trenches on the Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site provide a visual testament to North Carolina's bloodiest Civil War battle. Some 90,000 Northern and Southern soldiers clashed there in March of 1865, with 4,243 casualties the result. The Confederacy's last hope required that General Johnston stop General Sherman in Bentonville. General Lee surrendered shortly after Johnston's retreat.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 5, Oct 1974, p14-15, il
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The Wilkinson Cabin, thought to have been built by a man named Reese in 1760, is the oldest home in Watauga County. Today, is it located on Highway 421, which was formerly part of the Daniel Boone Trail. Through the years buffaloes, Native Americans, settlers, soldiers, pioneers heading west, and Daniel Boone passed by this historic structure.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 5, Oct 1974, p26-28, il
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While North Carolina lacks the lure of glamour resorts, high profile entertainers, and the varied night life of cities such as Las Vegas or Chicago, the accessibility of native attractions, golf, outdoor sports, skiing, natural scenery, rich history, and interesting industrial tours make the state the perfect place for meetings and conventions.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 5, Oct 1974, p12, 42, il
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12340
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Guy Snowden, friendly postmaster and public servant for the small Currituck County community of Maple, North Carolina, shares a bit of his own history as well as the story of how Maple received its name from a Yankee prison ship during the Civil War.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 5, Oct 1974, p13-14, il
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12338
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Pioneer efforts to establish the convention business in North Carolina are being made in Pinehurst and Asheville. New civic and convention centers are being built in the surge to revitalize downtown areas across the state as well. The article includes a chart of convention and meeting facilities around the state.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 5, Oct 1974, p10-11, 33-42, il
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Famous Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley, is remembered in the western parts of North Carolina for his famous performance given in Asheville on April 27, 1898.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 5, Oct 1974, p16-17, il
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