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Travelers passing through Johnston County on I-95 or I-40 are often unaware of what activities lie just off the interstate. For example, the county's most famous citizen, Ava Gardner, is honored with a museum; the Bentonville Civil War battlefield lies nearby; Kenly's Tobacco Farm Life Museum honors farm families; and many towns hold festivals, such as Benson's Mule Days.
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Many people think of Wilson, county seat of Wilson County, as the world's largest brightleaf tobacco market, However, other treasures are to be found, including internationally-known folk-artist Vollis Simpson, restored streetscapes in the downtown area, the $1 million restoration of the old Wilson Theater, and around a hundred working artists and galleries.
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In the 1940s, three Charlotte-based airlines--South East, Twentieth Century, and State--struggled for a place in the emerging airline industry. None was successful, although State remained in business until 1980. Failure to win authorization for local service from the Civil Aeronautics Board, which eventually authorized Piedmont Airlines, was a factor in their demise.
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Madison, population 2,500, is located in Rockingham County. It is a town with a sense of nostalgia, as evidenced by its stores, including Madison Dry Goods Co.; its stately homes dating back to 1810; and its 1920 clock tower, Modern textile mills, including Mayo Yarn and Unifi, bolster its economic base.
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Quakers in the Piedmont originated the first national Underground Railroad in the 1700s. This was a secret network of people and places set up to help slaves escaping to the North. It was not without danger for the Quakers, for anyone caught helping runaways could be punished.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Feb 1999, p38,40,42-43, il, por Periodical Website
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Once a remote railroad station, Durham is now a leader in medicine, education, and the arts. A number of historic sites offer visitors a look at the city's past and include Bennett Place, the Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum, Patterson's Mill Country Store, and the Downtown Durham Historic District.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Feb 1999, p16-18, 20, il Periodical Website
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The names of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Ned Jarrett are well- known on the stock car circuit. Now their sons and grandsons are the new generation of NASCAR drivers and ready to create their own legends on the oval tracks.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 9, Feb 1999, p26-32,34,36, il, por Periodical Website
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