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The Raft Swamp Post Office, the only free-standing Confederate post office in the South, is 150 years old in October, 1996. The 15-by-18-feet structure stands on the Humphrey-Williams-Smith Plantation in Robeson County.
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To visit Merchants Millpond State Park is to step back in time. Trees there are among the oldest on the East Coast (between 700 and 1,000 years), wildlife abounds, over 200 species of birds pass through, and rare and endangered plants thrive.
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Situated on Balls Creek near Catawba, Murray's Mill is one of the largest and best preserved of the state's remaining water-powered gristmills. Built in 1912-13, the mill is now owned by the Catawba County Historical Association.
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Omar ibn Said, an Arabian prince, was captured by enemies and sold into slavery. Escaping from his cruel master, he became part of the household of future governor John Owen of Bladen County.
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Founded by Mary Martin Sloop in 1913 in Avery County, Crossnore School today follows the purpose of its founding - to give aid, comfort, and improvement to the lives of poor or troubled children.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 64 Issue 5, Oct 1996, p24-26,29, il Periodical Website
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Highlands is the state's highest town at 3,838 feet. In addition, the Macon County town is famous for its waterfalls, which are attractive to tourists, retirees, and second home owners. Highlands also offers many cultural and outdoor activities.
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Galloway cows are very distinctive - solid black with a white band around their middles. With 64 registered breeders, the state ranks number one in the country. Galloways are popular because of their high beef quality.
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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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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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