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for The State Vol. 63 Issue 2, July 1995
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The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort recently acquired the gangway board from the North Carolina, a warship dating from 1818 and the first ship named for the state. The board has the U.S. flag, eagle, and shield carved above the state seal.
Flat Rock's first resident was Englishman Charles Baring, who built his home in 1827. Home to famous people, like Carl Sandburg, and having 28 nationally registered structures, the town strives to preserve its past while moving into the future.
Micajah Autry went to Texas in 1835 to build a new life for his family. Killed at the Alamo in 1836, the Sampson County native passed into Texas legend. A full-length portrait in the Alamo Museum is one of many objects honoring his bravery.
A combination of \"black jive,\" gospel, jump blues, and country, beach music, along with shag dancing, has remained a state tradition since Maurice Williams and others popularized it in the 1950s.
Historical farms, like Cedarock Historical Farm in Alamance County and Duke Homestead in Durham County, give visitors the feel of a working farm in the 19th- and 20th-centuries.
Beginning in the 1980s, Wilmington emerged as the leader in the state's growing film industry. The city produced $391 million in revenues in 1993 alone, while the state as a whole generated $504 million.