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for Carolina Comments Vol. 57 Issue 4, Oct 2009
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The Office of Archives and History oversees the Alamance Battleground, site of the climatic conflict between rogue farmers and Governor William Tryon's colonial militia in the War of Regulation on May 16, 1771. A collaborative effort between the Office of State Archaeology, Research Branch of the Office of Archives and History, and the Division of State Historic Sites and Properties will pursue a multi-disciplinary project reviewing the archaeological and historical record.
Four miles north-east of Morganton a highway historical marker was erected to mark the site of Fort San Juan. The fort was a 16th century Spanish outpost named after Captain Juan Pardo who, with a 125 conquistadors, trekked from Florida north to an Indian village called Joara. Pardo's fortification and garrison of 30 soldiers survived eighteen months before being destroyed by its neighbors.