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Although he never reached baseball's major leagues, Bob \"Red\" Ennis of Salisbury achieved one of baseball's best seasons. Pitching for the Concord Weavers in 1946, he won 23 games and lost 4, with one of history's best earned run averages, 1.05.
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Few individuals compile a career in politics like William Rufus Devane King's. Among his accomplishments were election to congress from North Carolina and Alabama and the U.S. vice presidency on two occasions. He served also as minister to France.
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Between Reconstruction and World War I, theaters were the most popular entertainment, with 159 in 82 cities statewide. S.A. Schloss, who brought all types of theatrical forms to the state, was the best-known owner of this period.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 5, Oct 1996, p30-32, il, por Periodical Website
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Love Valley, located in Iredell County, is the result of one man's dream to build an Old West town. Started in 1954 by Andy Barker, the town features Western-style structures, rodeos, and many riding trails.
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Variety is the key word to describe the state's Christmas celebrations, which include light festivals, flotillas, and holiday tours of homes. Two of the largest are Asheville's Light Up Your Holidays and Winston-Salem's Tanglewood Festival of Light.
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When sugar was scarce, too expensive, or rationed during wartime, many Carolinians made molasses for use as sweeteners. The Sapp family of the Concord/Rockwell area continues the tradition today.
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For over thirty years, Floyd McEachern has collected material from the era of steam engines. Today his more than 3,000 items, including hand lanterns, train uniforms, and a caboose, are on display at the Historical Train Museum in Dillsboro.
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Laying track to take the Western North Carolina Railroad from Old Fort to Asheville was a feat of engineering. Begun in 1877, the task included building seven tunnels and overcoming steep mountains to bring the first train through on October 3, 1880.
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In 1905, Lunsford Richardson, a Greensboro druggist, went into business to sell his own medicines. The company became a huge success, and one of the products, Vicks VapoRub, is still famous worldwide after 92 years.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 8, Jan 1997, p12-14, il, por Periodical Website
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Only New York City, San Francisco, and Santa Fe have a greater concentration of artists than the state's mountains. Among the most notable are Stoney Lamar, woodcarver; Carol Bomer, painter; David Wilson, glassblower; and Michael Sherrill, potter.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 8, Jan 1997, p16-20, il, por Periodical Website
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The efforts of Mary Myers Dwelle in 1936 saved the crumbling Federal Mint building in Charlotte from destruction and led to its rehabilitation. Today the Mint Museum of Art is one of the Southeast's outstanding art museums.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 8, Jan 1997, p26-29, il, por Periodical Website
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It would be easier to list the things Billy Arthur hasn't done in his 86 years than to list those he has. One thing that has endeared him to people across the state is his writing for 62 years for OUR STATE magazine.
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There are fourteen planetariums across the state. While the best known is the Morehead Planetarium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, others include C.A. Furr in Concord and the Kelly Space Voyager in Charlotte.
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Murphy is famous from the expression \"From Manteo to Murphy.\" Incorporated in 1851, the Cherokee County town is steeped in history, from DeSoto to the present, and is also a retail and tourist center.
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An emu is a flightless bird, stands six feet tall, and weighs around 100 pounds. It is also good to eat and can generate high profits. In 1996, there are about 500 farmers statewide raising this Australian native.
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