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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.
Wayne Hussey of Randolph County embraces the traditional mule and plow method of tilling his farmland. North Carolina was one of the last states to employ the use of mules until 1950, when tractors replaced most of the farm labor. But Hussey has kept his mules working the fields and going on the road to showcase in competitions.