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for The State Vol. 3 Issue 10, Aug 1935
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The Brigade Boys Club began in Wilmington around 1896. Colonel Walker Taylor organized the group for boys seeking recreation. Eventually it developed into a resource for poorer Wilmington boys to enjoy companionship and learn about civic responsibility.
The new technology in road building in the state in the 1850s was the plank road. When one was built from Fayetteville to Winston, a distance of over one hundred miles, the people of that time considered it a great engineering feat. Robins's article includes a contract with specifications for the construction of a seven-mile stretch of this road in Randolph County, between Asheboro and High Point. The contract was signed on January 3, 1852.
Iden describes a one-day tour of Randolph County which takes the traveler to scenes of great beauty as well as places of historic interest, including the Uwharrie Mountains, Faith Rock, covered bridges, the old Quaker Church at Archdale, and Randleman, the scene of the tragedy of Naomi Wise, of ballad fame.