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13703
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Monazite mining is on the rise in Rutherford County. A New Jersey based company will initiate mining efforts in the Golden Valley. Historically used in the manufacturing of mantels for incandescent lamps, Monazite is now valued for thorium deposits, a metal required for manufacturing atomic bombs.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 20 Issue 28, Dec 1952, p19
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14448
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Rev. James Milton Webb was a man of many talents and a character of prominence and of outstanding ability. He was a minister of the gospel, clerk of the superior court, a representative in the North Carolina General Assembly, and a newspaper editor and publisher.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 15 Issue 31, Jan 1948, p7, 20, f
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14580
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The author comments on disappearing covered bridges, once a prominent architectural feature across the state and especially in Rutherford County. Construction method, stability, and strength characteristic of covered bridges made these the primary means for river crossing. These structures were also popular in folklore and art, commenting on the number of portraits capturing these structures.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 11, Aug 1946, p13, 26, il
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Record #:
14600
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It isn't by accident that you will find more Republicans in the western part of North Carolina than anywhere else, and there are two very good reasons for it.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 13 Issue 43, Mar 1946, p3, 38
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14606
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Water-powered mills were prominent in Rutherford County during the late 19th-century but numbered only ten in 1946. These mills ground corn into meal but were phased out when gas run engines were introduced.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 21, Oct 1946, p7, 24, il
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14625
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High on the side of Chimney Rock Mountain is Bat Cave whose name is derived from the fact that for years this fissure has been a refuge for an innumerable colony of bats.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 13 Issue 50, May 1946, p22
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Record #:
20224
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With the rapidly growing tourism industry of the western region of North Carolina, the Western North Carolina Historical Association came into being to serve the region from a historical point of view, while supplementing existing state agencies.
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20744
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The Royal Governor of North Carolina patented in 1764 a tract of land to John McDowell on Cleghorn Creek near Rutherfordton. From that point Griffin recounts the history of the land, owners, and home constructions. Dr. John Cleghorn built the mansion, from the best evidence available, about 1837, or perhaps earlier.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 4, June 1946, p8, il
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20742
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The year 1921 is recorded as the year that public sentiment toward turning the highways over to the state changed rather than continuing it as a county-and-town function. Griffin recounts the hard work that went toward bringing the highway system up to its present high standard.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 1, June 1946, p3, 18-20
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