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12911
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Approximately one mile long and 1,800 feet wide, the granite quarry at Mount Airy, North Carolina has provided stone for notable monuments and structures nationwide. Started by Thomas Woodruff in 1889, the Mount Airy Quarry has supplied stone for the following projects: the Wright Memorial at Kitty Hawk, the gold bullion depository at Fort Knox, the Arlington Memorial Bridge, the Harvey Firestone memorial, as well as numerous others. The Herman Stone Company represents another business arising from the quarry. Manufacturers of smooth granite plates and slabs, the Herman Stone Company custom fabricates granite bases for laboratory and industrial companies.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 24, Apr 1961, p10, 32, il
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12910
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Born in Siam in 1811, as Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker arrived in America in 1819. Brought to the New World on a sailing ship captained by a man named Coffin, the Bunker brothers began an exhibition tour, stopping in North Carolina along the way. While in North Carolina, in 1839, the brothers met Adelaide and Sarah Yates, whom they married four years later. The Bunkers settled in Wilkes County and lived between Europe and America until their deaths, 17 January 1874.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 24, Apr 1961, p8-9, 37, il
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12912
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Spanning 537 square miles and containing an average elevation of 1,000 feet, Surrey County was established in 1771, from a section of land taken from Rowan County. Sustained through agricultural, lumber, and minor industrial efforts, Surrey residents enjoy a mild Piedmont climate and a 190 day growing season.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 24, Apr 1961, p12-14, 26, 28-30, il, map
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12913
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Including Pilot Mountain, Dobson, Siloam, White Plains, Low Gap, and Westfield, this article provides brief descriptions of the towns and cities of Surrey County.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 24, Apr 1961, p22, 24, il
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