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36615
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The author gives a history of the creation of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and how the inhabitants didn’t care much for the taking their land for a park. The park has retained numerous old buildings and log cabins to remember the people who lived there before the Park was created in 1934.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p39-42, il
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36610
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The author talks about how bird feathers were used in women’s hats and market that developed around that. The destruction of bird populations lead to game wardens, laws against feather hunting, and Conservation Acts to protect birds.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p24-27, il
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36609
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The author talks of how his grandad in Carteret County would make a pilgrimage to Bogue Sound to get Bogue Sound watermelons every July of his life. Bogue Sound watermelons are legendary for their sweetness.
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36605
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The author discusses the old farming method of ‘slash and burn,’ developing swampland, poor soil, and forest cutting.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p15-16, il
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36616
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The author gives a history of Tennessee Valley Authority and the building of Fontana Dam for the WWII effort.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p42-44, il
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36606
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The author talks about work of Hugh Hammond Bennett (1881-1960) a native of Anson Co., NC who aroused the nation to the potential perils of soil erosion. His work lead to the establishment of the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), Soil Conservation Service and soil conservation districts across the country.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p17-18, il
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36613
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The author talks about the Haw River, one of 17 river basins in North Carolina, whose clear waters in the 1700s wound up a polluted mess by the 1950s. The Clean Water Act of 1972 brought the river back for recreation, but it still struggles with runoff and chemicals.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p33-36, il
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36614
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The author talks about the struggle of the Neuse River with the runoff of fertilizers, pesticides, hog waste, excessive nutrients and erosion. This has led to large fish kills and the creation of Water management Acts and the Neuse River Keeper Foundation as a watchdog program.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p39-42, il
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36612
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The author discusses estuaries, the commercial fishing industry, the seafood industry and recreational fishing as a resource in North Carolina.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p30-32, il
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36601
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The author talks about the value of the Long Leaf Pine in the naval stores industry and the present conservation and restoration of pine forests.
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36607
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The author tells the story of how the sand barrens of Moore County, NC became the Village of Pinehurst and its golf courses.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p19-20, il
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36604
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Small excerpts about hurricanes from “North Carolina’s Hurricane History, by Jay Barnes.
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36603
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The author discusses the barrier islands, the different types, changes from storms, development and coastal engineering, and tourism as forces of conflict.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. Vol. 53 Issue No. 1, , p10-13, il
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36600
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The author gives an overview of the division of time in Indian culture in North Carolina as laid out by archeologists, such as emergence, Woodland Period, Mississippi Period and newcomers.
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36602
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The author talks about the economic value of forests, wood and wood products in North Carolina such as naval stores, paper, furniture, recreation and tourism.
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