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The history of the town of Valdese is examined on the eve of its 100th anniversary.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 51 Issue 1, Jan 1993, p30-31, il
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6267
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Valdese, in Burke County, was settled by Waldenses, French-speaking Protestants who came to the area in 1893. Ghigo summarizes their history in Europe and describes this bit of old Europe in the Carolina hills.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1979, p23-24, il
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7597
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Valdese, Burke County's second largest town, was founded by the Waldensians, a pre-Reformation Christian sect from the Cottain Alps of Italy. Members of the group emigrated to Burke County in May 1893, searching for freedom and room to grow. Residents of the town work very hard to preserve this history. Every year their story is retold in the outdoor drama “From This Day Forward,” the nation's fourth oldest outdoor drama. The Trail of Faith, an outdoor museum with fifteen exhibits, details the Waldensians' centuries of struggle in Europe and recreates their historic journey to North Carolina. Other activities the town offers include visits to the Old Rock School, the Waldensian Heritage Wines, and Myra's, and playing a game of bocce.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 8, Jan 2006, p18-20, 22-23, il, map Periodical Website
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10995
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Valdese, in Burke County, was settled by Waldenses, French-speaking Protestants who came to the area in 1893. Land brought them to North Carolina. For generations farms were divided as children grew to adulthood, but by the late 1800s, the farms were too small for further division. While some continued to farm, others worked to turn the town into a thriving industrial one. Every year their story is retold in the outdoor drama \"From This Day Forward,\" the nation's fourth oldest outdoor drama.
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14419
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When thirteen families of Waldensians came to North Carolina and founded a colony at Valdese in 1893, they decided to retain certain feature of their Old World life. Among the Waldensians of Valdese, there is a fraternal and humanitarian order called \"Le Phare Des Alps.\" An exclusive order, the organization had its birth among the Waldensians of southern France and northern Italy, translated means \"The Eternal Lighthouse of the Alps.\"
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 15 Issue 20, Oct 1947, p11, 18, f
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16491
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The town of Valdese lies among the hills that slope eastward from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It was settled in 1893 by a group of Waldensians from the Cottian Alps of Italy. This small farming community exhibits a unique music entrenched both in their religion and community life.
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24436
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In Valdese, North Carolina, the townsfolk are preparing to celebrate their 100th anniversary. The town was settled by a band of 29 Waldensian immigrants who spoke no English. The town grew with the founding of the Waldensian Hosiery Mill.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 12, May 1993, p15-18, il
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7959
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In 1893, French-speaking Protestants known as Waldenses settled in Valdese, located in Burke County. The group was persecuted for its religion in Europe from 1184 until 1848, until King Charles Albert, King of Sardinia, and Duke of Savoy, granted the Waldenses full civil liberties and freedom of conscience. Valdese began with 300 settlers and still thrives today with over 4,600 residents.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 45 Issue 2, Spring 2006, p22-24, il, por
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32520
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Louis W. Garrou is a board chairman of Alba-Waldensian, Inc., a textile company in Valdese founded by his grandfather, John Garrou, and his great-uncle, Fancis Garrou. This article discusses Garrou’s family history in business and the corporate history of the company.
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