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Bread Upon The Waters

The thriving mining city of Spruce Pine, in Mitchell County, took its name from a giant tree that stands at the forks of the town road. Many important events have taken place in the immediate vicinity of the huge spruce pine, including the Civil War story of Isaac English and Col. J. M. Gear. English was a Union sympathizer who encountered Union Col. Gear while walking through town, and helped the sickly Colonel to safety.
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