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The John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown and the Penland School of Crafts in Penland are schools where professional artists create and beginners can explore new skills for their own growth and enjoyment. Classes include weaving, pottery, and photography.
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Commerce, culture, and industry are hallmarks of Burke County and Morganton, its county seat. Textile and furniture are traditional industries, along with newcomers that include Caterpillar and Kimball Glass. Spectacular scenery, historic preservation, and many cultural events attract tourists to the area.
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Quaker Meadows Plantation was built by General Charles McDowell on land inherited from his father in 1771. McDowell House, built in 1812, is Burke County's oldest structure.
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A chance visit to Bear Island in 1914 by William Sharpe, who became the island's fourth owner since 1713, would eventually lead to the creation of Hammocks Beach State Park in 1961. The park, consisting of the island and two mainland acres, is one of the state's last unspoiled barrier islands.
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Most people remember George Herman \"Babe\" Ruth as the mighty home run hitter for the New York Yankees. Few, however, know that he hit his first professional home run in a spring training game in Fayetteville in 1914. In April, 1952, a North Carolina highway historical marker was erected there to commemorate the event.
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Halifax, founded in 1760 in Halifax County, was a force in the state's politics, economy, and culture between 1760 and 1820. When the new railroads bypassed the town, its influence diminished. Today, a quiet, 40-acre, non-commercial site with seven restored buildings attracts tourists.
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Eight working lakes, providing services including power generation and flood control, span the foothills from Wilkes County to the South Carolina border. One of the most well-known is Lake Lure. The lakes also provide such recreational activities as boating and fishing.
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In Sedalia in 1902, Charlotte Hawkins Brown founded a unique private school for Afro-Americans, the Palmer Memorial Institute. She was 19. It became one of the finest schools for Afro-Americans in the nation. In 1987, it was designated a state historic site, the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial.
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Warrenton, named for a hero of Bunker Hill, is rich in history. At one time a farming and education center, it has produced notable citizens, including four governors. Now, through Preservation North Carolina, restoring that past is a force in the community, as many huge Antebellum homes are coming back into use.
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