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John W. Ellis was state governor at the opening of the Civil War. Ellis was born and raised in Rowan County and served in county legislature until elected Judge of Superior Court in 1848. He would become governor with a victory over William W. Holden on the eve of warfare. Governorship would be short for Ellis who died July 4, 1861. Though Ellis did not serve the state during the Civil War, he made a lasting impression when early in the conflict he refused Lincoln North Carolina troops to fight the insurrection.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 27, Nov 1946, p11, 21-22
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20763
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The town of Ayr was located on Cove Creek in Rutherford County. Today only one structure remains as proof of the existence of the town supported by a tannery industry. The business moved out of Rutherfordton to the creek after the Civil War and Frank Reynolds of Ayr, Scotland was hired to manage it. A year later, he purchased the tannery and set about building up the business and the town. When the tan bark supply was exhausted, the inhabitants lost their source of livelihood and moved away, leaving a \"ghost town\" behind them.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 27, Nov 1946, p21
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20762
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Goerch provides readers with an account of his airplane trip to visit Asheville, Haywood County's Homer L. Ferguson Day, and various other places in Western North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 27, Nov 1946, p3-5, 19-20, il
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