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The Roosevelt dime bears initials visible when magnified. Interviews with Selma Burke also provided a kind of magnification for this coin: its true story. Her sculpture of Roosevelt was the model for the image of the president presented. Happening long before the Civil Rights movement, Roosevelt’s selection of Burke is prescient. Even if a unanimous acknowledgment of Burke as the creator does not happen, she is an inspiration for African Americans.
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41284
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It was a dynamic decade, due to social and cultural forces encouraging progress and protest. The author observed that progress and protest were particularly manifest in higher education, government, sports, and entertainment.
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41285
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The family trees the author speaks do not bear the names of ancestors. Found on family lands, though, homestead trees can testify to the presence of generations past.
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41318
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Mountain or coast scape, urban or rural setting, landmark present or prospective, this gallery of paintings selected by the Our State staff can appeal to the heart as well as the intellect.
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41322
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A group of physicians purchased a building whose architectural history makes it a landmark. From features such as the reconstructed hardwood floors, their restaurant still reflects Mount Pleasant Mercantile General Store’s community spirit.
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41326
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Once housing Highland Park Gingham Mills, Optimist Hall continues to convey a landmark-level spirit as a restaurant. The Dumpling Lady’s renovated interior and exterior reflects its mill past, as well as a future for this urban renewal trend.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 87 Issue 9, February 2020, p122-124, 126, 128 Periodical Website
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41327
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Blizzards in early 1960 left a part of North Carolina more than drifts up to ten feet. Fortunately, communities across the state moved to help were a boon to mountain towns immobilized by the weather winter anomaly.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 87 Issue 9, February 2020, p132-134, 136, 138-139 Periodical Website
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42646
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Jerry Markovich shares some brief notes and perspective on the life of runner, Paul "Hardrock" Simpson, 1904-1978.
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42647
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Author Phillip Gerard reflects on race car driver Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson and the evolution of the North Wilkesboro Speedway.
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42649
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In 2010, the town of Cooleemee, N.C. started the Great Bullhole Duck Race and Festival to help fund upkeep of RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls on the South Yadkin River.
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42648
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Alan Willis, president of the Bogue Sound Watermelon Growers Association says the unique growing conditions in his area guarantee watermelons sweetness.
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42705
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From 1936 to 1966, a little guidebook known as the "Green Book" served as an essential tool for African American travel. In recent times, a $148,000 grant for the "Green Book Project" has been set up to document north Carolina sites found in the guide. Angela Thope is director of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission which administers the project.
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42703
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A music performance at East Carolina College (now University) almost didn't happen on the evening of February 5, 1958. The Dave Brubeck Quartet integrated the school for the first time that very night when school authorities were pressured to allow the Quartet's one African American musician, Eugene Wright to be on stage.
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42702
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Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery encompasses the former Klondike Dairy Farm property near Elkin. The dairy farm had served as a company retreat for Chatham Manufacturing Company since 1929.
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42704
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Lake Waccamaw Depot Museum houses vintage railroad memorabilia and boasts what locals suggest as the best little gift shop in the area. The former turn-of-the century ticket office was saved from demolition in the 1970s, when the local women's club purchased the building.