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The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is 3,800 acres of forest lying in Graham County. What makes this forest unique is that it's the last virgin forest on the East Coast. The trees have never been touched by an axe and will remain so. It was dedicated in 1936 to the American soldier-poet, Joyce Kilmer, who wrote the famous poem \"Trees,\" and was later killed in World War I on July 30, 1918.
In 1945, the Sandburg family packed up their belongings and goats in Michigan and moved to a 245-acre farm, called Connemara, in Flat Rock. There he would produce some of his best work over the next twenty-two years. Dickey describes the farm and the Sandburg's life there.
Long overshadowed by its sister cities, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, Durham, North Carolina has developed its own image as the Bull City. From its humble origins as a railway depot to its height as a tobacco boomtown, Durham was built by and for working people. Durham has grown over the years, revitalized its downtown atmosphere, and continues to attract visitors to its city.