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1367
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Folklore, and some good-natured controversy, continue to surround the 1866 Tom Dula murder case.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 61 Issue 8, Jan 1994, p25-27, il
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5199
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Born in Wilkes County, Tom Dula was a young man who enjoyed dating the ladies. Accused of murdering Laura Foster, he fled Tennessee. Captured, he was returned to North Carolina, tried, and hanged. Boyd discusses these events and the controversy surrounding them.
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13146
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This article details the history of Wilkes County as well as major industries and the current details of the county communities.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 18, Jan 1956, p10-12 ,32-34, 39, f
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13179
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After the Civil War, Yadkin Valley (Caldwell, Alexander, and Wilkes Counties) suffered from the unlawfulness of thieves and rogues headed by a \"Captain\" Wade who established his headquarters in an old log house dubbed \"Fort Hamby.\" Men of Wilkes County came together to retaliate against the Fort. Some men escaped and some were promptly executed, but \"Captain\" Wade was never seen again.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 18, Jan 1956, p25
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13178
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Old Wilkesboro, the first town and county seat, was settled in 1788, with scattered activity, but great men of North Carolina's history have graced the streets of this quiet town. Across the river, North Wilkesboro has demonstrated a boom in city-building and growing industry.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 23 Issue 18, Jan 1956, p19, 21-23, f
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23902
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In 1963, North Carolinians searched for a way to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the charter that created North Carolina. They settled on reenacting Daniel Boone's trek through the Blue Ridge Mountains with a wagon train traveling from a farm in Wilkes County to Boone. The reenactment became an annual event until 1974 when locals lost interest as national social and political issues took their toll on these communities.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 1, June 2015, p45-46, 48, il, por Periodical Website
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28543
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Moravian Falls, NC's place as a hotbed for journalism in the late 19th and early 20th century is explored. The Fool-Killer, the Lash, and the Yellow Jacket were all periodicals that appealed to a wide readership and prove that the South was anything but a static intellectual environment in the 20th century. The understanding of southern journalism these publications from Wilkes County provide is explored.