Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for The State Vol. 16 Issue 50, May 1949
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Anna McNeill, the subject of James McNeill Whistler's painting, Whistler's Mother, was born in North Carolina. Though, McNeill's early life in North Carolina is largely lost to history, the author draws conclusions about the woman through the eyes of her son who left behind diaries, poetry, and portraits.
\"There's gold in them hills!\" Well, in this case not gold, but precious stones: rubies, emeralds, and diamonds were reportedly discovered in the mountains of western North Carolina. The article outlines specific locations where these valuable gemstones were found and what quantity may have existed.