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for The State Vol. 55 Issue 2, July 1987
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The Mountain Heritage Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee contains over 10,000 items pertaining to folk songs and dance, handicrafts, and oral traditions of the Southern Appalachian region.
In the 1925 General Assembly, Hoke County Representative S. Scott Poole introduced a bill to prohibit the teaching of evolution in state-supported schools. The issue was fought over by fundamentalists and education forces until its defeat in 1927.
The state has had a long history of wine making, from settlers in the early 1700s in New Bern to present-day Biltmore Estate. Beginning with the nation's first commercial winery in Brinkleyville in 1835, the state now has five, with a sixth in progress.
Although many from the state have played professional baseball, only five have reached the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N. Y. They are Enos Slaughter, James Hunter, Hoyt Wilhelm, Buck Leonard, and Rick Ferrell.
Tom Broadfoot, owner of Broadfoot Publishing Company, has re-issued a number of Civil War books. A most important one for researchers is the 40-volume CONFEDERATE VETERAN (1893-1932), containing first-hand, unpublished material by Confederate soldiers.
Marcus Layfayette Little was a no frills 19th-century educator who believed teachers taught and students learned. He started schools in Gaston, Lincoln, and Catawba Counties, one of which became Gaston College.