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12793
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Bladen County originally existed as one county prior to be divided into fifty-five, and is a popular lake region resulting from a meteor shower some 100,000 years ago. Encompassing 879 square miles, Bladen County is home to the Cape Fear, Black and South Rivers, and lies in the Sandhills Coastal Plain. Established in 1734, Bladen was settled by the Moores and eventually, the Scots. Cited in Bartram's Travels, written in 1778, residents of Bladen have enjoyed a long history within the state. Industries of this county have changed over time but include tar, turpentine, the steamboat age, agriculture, and forestry.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 2, June 1960, p10-11, 23, 26, 28, il, map
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12792
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In an attempt to figure out the cause of the formation of the at least 1,200 pocosins, or bays, spreading over an area of some 25,000 miles, through North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, scientists have formulated 29 hypotheses to explain the phenomenon. Discovered through the use of aerial photography, the pocosins or bays appear as large, dark, regular-shaped elliptical ovals. All but seven of the pocosins have since dried up or were filled in. White, Black, Salters, Suggs, and Singletary Lakes are examples of the remaining mysteries.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 2, June 1960, p9-, 22, il
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12795
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Born in Wilmington in 1804, Anna McNeill Whistler, portrayed in the famous painting, \"Whistler's Mother\", painted by James Abbott McNeill Whistler, lived in Bladen County prior to moving to Chiswick, England. The main feature of the now priceless painting hanging in the Louvre, Paris, Whistler was a descendent of the McNeill's of Skye, who immigrated to America after the defeat of the Young Pretender.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 2, June 1960, p15, il
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12794
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Between 1913 and the early 1930s, three locks and dams were constructed in the Cape Fear River. Located at King's Bluff, Elizabethtown, and south of Fayetteville, the locks modernized the river, which increased navigability as well as commerce.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 2, June 1960, p12, il
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12796
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Including short histories of the small towns that comprise Bladen County, this article includes details concerning Elizabethtown, Dublin, Tar Heel, Bladenboro, White Oak, and Carrier's Creek-Kelly.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 2, June 1960, p17-18, il
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