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22273
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The first broom-making machine went into production in 1845. Prior to that brooms were all handmade, usually from broomcorn. In his workshop at the old general store in Big Sandy Mush in Leicester, NC, Marlow Gates keeps the fine art of broom-making alive and well. He studied design at NC State University then, after graduation, returned home. Gates is one of a hundred or so broom-makers left in the country.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 6 Issue 6, Aug 2012, p22-23, il, por Periodical Website
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22274
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For years many collections of Western NC's historical records have been stored in the State Archives in Raleigh. However, as of August 10, 2014, Western NC will have its own official archive dedicated to the region. Its collections will be housed in a former Veterans' Administration nurses' dormitory in Asheville.
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22277
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The many individuals who gathered for the Siler Family Meeting in Franklin this year are descendants of the nine children of Weimar and Margaret Siler who were among the first European to settle in Macon County when it was still Cherokee territory. This is the 160th meeting of the group--the oldest reunion of its kind in the nation. The descendants are quick to point out that it's actually happened for 159 years. During the Civil War they met twice one year--one for Union members and one for Confederate members to insure that divided loyalties didn't cause a rift in the family.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 6 Issue 6, Aug 2012, p56-61, il, por Periodical Website
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22278
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Matt Jones came to his pottery work through a class at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He apprenticed with pottery masters in Connecticut and in Pittsboro, NC. Then he purchased a 19th century farmhouse near Leicester, NC for his family and settled into his life as a potter. Geer recounts where Jones gets his clay, firing the kiln, and his creations.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 6 Issue 6, Aug 2012, p62-69, il, por Periodical Website
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22276
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Henry River Mill Village was an abandoned and weathering collection of twenty-some buildings until Hollywood came calling to use it for scenes in the blockbuster movie, The Hunger Games. Now there is a growing interest in preserving what is left of the village. Elliston recounts some of the village's history.
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22275
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In 2010, Rutherfordton is celebrating its 225th anniversary. It is a place of history. Christopher Bechtler minted the country's first $1 gold coin in 1831, and the town boasts the largest collection of antebellum architecture in their part of the state. Larkin describes some things to see and do in the town.
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22323
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Five generations of the Rogers family have lived on their Haywood County forest and farmland since the 1850s. Although the log cabin of the first Rogers is long-gone, the two-story farmhouse of his widow still stands. Built in 1890 near Clyde, it was purchased by Laura and Mark Rogers in 2010. They kept the original clapboard siding and windows throughout. Nelson describes their restoration of the interior.
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22324
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John Fleer, a finalist in the 2011 in the James Beard Best Chef in the Southeast award, presides over Canyon Kitchen, located at Sapphire. He rose to fame in Tennessee at Blackberry Farm where for fifteen years he made the place a destination for people series about farm-to-table cuisine. Leggett reviews the restaurant.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 6 Issue 6, Aug 2012, p82-83, il, por Periodical Website
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