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The 200 year-old Davie Poplar, named for William R. Davie, is possibly the oldest tulip poplar in the nation and a link for generations of students and faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 56 Issue 1, June 1988, p26-28, il
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15829
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The University of North Carolina bestowed its first honorary degree to William Richards Davie, recognized \"founder and principal supporter.\" Davie remains a controversial and complex figure who was a \"soldier, statesman, Federalist, slaveholder, convinced elitist, and founder of the University of the People.\" His ideals for the University of the People rested not on a democratic education system but to produce the ruling elite to govern the people.
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