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for The State Vol. 12 Issue 51, May 1945
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Corundum was discovered in the mountains of North Carolina in 1871 near the Cullasaja River, making mining history. Corundum is the hardest mineral known, with the exception of the diamond, and is used for grinding and shaping tools, polishing, and bearings in watches and scientific apparatus. The discovery of this mineral promised to be a tremendous development especially for the industrial world.
As one of the most successful restorations ever undertaken in North Carolina, James Hasell McCoy has restored at Wilmington the oldest Masonic lodge buildings in North Carolina. He as converted it into an attractive tavern. Besides its historical and architectural interest, it appeals to thousands as a recreation center and first-class restaurant.