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In 1799, the first documented gold strike in the nation occurred at John Reed's farm twenty miles east of Charlotte. As the news spread, gold seekers poured in, transforming sleepy Charlotte into a boomtown. In the 1820s, the state produced all of the native gold coined by the U.S. Mint, over a million dollars. By 1849, the gold seekers were heading for California, and the boom faded. Today the John Reed Gold Mine, a National Historic Landmark and State Historic Site, is the state's third-most visited historic site.
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Over 4,000 full-or-part-time craftspersons live in economically depressed Western North Carolina. HandMade in America is a project that seeks to promote and preserve the crafts of this area and to transform the area into the nation's craft center. To assist in this project, promoters have produced a guidebook that directs people through the twenty-one county region, locating and describing points of interest, such as basket weaving or quilt making.
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Abram van Wyck Budd received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and could have had a good life as a big city doctor. Yet he chose to come to Egypt in Chatham County in 1855 as a coal company surgeon. He later served in the Confederate Army, returning after the war to Egypt, where for the next sixteen years he traveled the backwoods, treating those too poor to help themselves. He later moved to Lockville on the Cape Fear River, where he died.
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Glendale Springs, population 360, in Ashe County, exudes small town charm. The town's centerpiece is Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, built in 1901. Every year over 80,000 visitors come to the church to view Ben Long's 17 1/2 x 19 foot Last Supper fresco. Other attractions in the town include the Glendale Springs Inn and Restaurant, the Northwest Trading Post, and Silver Designs by LouE.
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Orville Hicks of Watauga County is a master storyteller who continues the family tradition of mountain storytelling. He has made numerous appearances in and out of the state and is known for his telling of the Jack tales, among others. In 1997, Governor James B. Hunt presented him the Brown-Hudson Folklore Award, the highest award the North Carolina Folklore Society gives to traditional artists.
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Travelers might be confused by the many towns throughout the state that bear the same names. For example, there are seven Bethels and two former Bethels in North Carolina. A number of these communities including Bethels, Town Creeks, Concords, and Piney Greens, are profiled.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 67 Issue 4, Sept 1999, p52-54, 56, 58, il Periodical Website
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North Carolina has some forty private colleges in which the enrollment rarely exceeds 4,000. Competition for admission to the schools is stiff and standards are high, but classes are small and allow close interaction between students and faculty. Elon College, Davidson College, Warren Wilson College, Saint Augustine College, and Salem College are profiled.
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