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for The State Vol. 33 Issue 23, May 1966
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The Shay locomotive will run along a new line from Topton to Robbinsville as part of a new vacation retreat. The Graham County tourist attraction winds through the Nantahala National Forest and provides a scenic experience of the North Carolina Mountains. The Graham County Railway Company Inc. purchased a 40 acre tract and employs a 'Sidewinder' Shay double engine to pull the train.
In 1799, part of the boundary between North Carolina and Tennessee was established by surveyor John Strother, who kept a field book and diary of his wilderness trip. As far as THE STATE magazine can determine, the diary has never before been published in its entirety.
North Carolina is the only state where significant quantities of emeralds have been found in the country. J. Adlai D. Stevenson, a prominent Statesville merchant and mineral collector, discovered the first emerald in Alexander County in 1875. Discoveries in Mitchell and Cleveland Counties followed shortly thereafter.