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Before California had dreamed of the discovery of gold, the Old North State was humming with mining activity - for it was in North Carolina and not California that gold was first discovered in the United States.
Levi Coffin was born near New Garden in Guilford and was a lifelong Quaker. His Quaker ideals conflicted with the institution of slavery and he became an integral member of the Underground Railroad. With his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Coffin aided 40,000 runaway slaves attain freedom at an estimated personal expense of $50,000 and possibility of imprisonment for law breaking. Coffin's efforts went beyond the Underground Railroad and he was responsible for the freedman's bureau while also establishing orphanages and travelling to Europe to oppose slavery.