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The Dog Days of summer are the forty hottest days of the year, marked by the helical rising of the star Sirius. The Egyptians created the 365-day calendar by watching the movements of this star. There is some dispute about whether the Dog Days run from July 3 to August 11 or July 28 to September 5, but generally the term refers to any stifling hot days.
Crowder’s Mountain, west of Gastonia, had become a well-known site for outdoor recreation, courtesy of its recently opened park. Contributing to the area’s burst of popularity was a host of recreational activities: camping and hiking, climbing and picnics, fishing and rowing.