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for The State Vol. 14 Issue 48, Apr 1947
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Chunn's tavern embraced the spirit of the Wild West, notorious for drinking, fighting and vulgarity. The tavern's history stretched back to the late 18th century built on the French Broad River trail four miles west of Marshall, which ran through western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. Chunn was a notorious character not only for the rowdy bar he owned but he was also a slave trader and thief himself. Chunn met his death while disguised as an African American attempted to rob a highway traveler.
Bentonville, in Johnston County, was a Civil War battle marking the largest conflict in the state's history. A three day battle saw Union General Sherman clashing with Confederate troops led by General Joseph E. Johnston. From Sunday 19 to Tuesday 21, 1865 opposing forces fought in the last major conflict of the Civil War. Memorials were erected on the site to memorialize the thousands of casualties that fell during battle.
Seay describes what railroading was like in North Carolina almost a century ago.