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The formation of Grandfather Mountain State Park is a family affair for Jack Morton, who examines the history of the tourist attraction from the purchasing of the acreage in 1885 by his grandfather's great grandfather, and its opening as an attraction in 1952 by his great-great-grandfather.
Kenneth A. Wilson was one of the first wildlife biologists hired by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission in 1947. He was the state's first expert on furbearing animals and trapping. His research, writing, teaching, and other public contacts laid the groundwork for other wildlife scientists who would follow him. He retired in 1970.
Jack Morton discusses the legacy of his grandfather, Hugh Morton, a remarkable photographer who not only documented a timeline of North Carolina's unique history, but also photographed some of the most notable American figures.
After relocating to Raleigh, the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team failed to make the playoffs in 2000 and lost in the opening round in 2001. Morton describes the memorable 2002 season in which the team went to the Stanley Cup Finals but was defeated by Detroit four games to one.
The summit of visual arts in southeastern North Carolina is the brand new Louise Cameron Wells Art Museum in Wilmington. This new home for the long-respected St. John's Museum of Art will focus on the North Carolina's rich visual arts heritage and contemporary arts scene with is inaugural exhibitions.