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Legend dictates Purgatory Mountain received its name from Civil War days. A cruel Confederate recruiter living amongst Quaker conscientious objectors forced 22 thirteen and fourteen year old boys into the military. The boys eventually escaped, plotted against, and killed the recruiter whose ghost is said to still roam the mountain.
North Carolina's newest zoological park located at Purgatory Mountain in Asheboro is receiving animals almost daily for its interim zoo. It should take about twenty years to fully develop construction.