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10731
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The account that Thomas Wolfe's mother gave him of a Mitchell county triple murder served as his inspiration for his short story, \"The Web of Earth,\" which was published in a volume of his collected pieces titled FROM DEATH TO MORNING. The triple slaying that Wolfe used as the basis for this story occurred in 1885 at the Miller-Horton mica mine just off present State Highway 226, approximately four miles north of Spruce Pine. Wolfe's mother also related her involvement in the case to her son, specifically her having given shoes to the escaped convicts that had been convicted of the killings and jailed in Asheville.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 18, Feb 1970, p15-16, por
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10729
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The Rev. Mr. John Urmstone, a missionary sent to North Carolina by the English Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, was perhaps the most unhappy and critical parson in Tar Heel history. Letters taken from THE COLONIAL RECORDS OF NORTH CAROLINA reveal that the reverend had a great sense of hostility towards the citizens of North Carolina and to his superiors in London, to whom he complained regarding their non-payment of wages and his lack of slaves needed to meet his plantation's labor requirements.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 18, Feb 1970, p10-12, il
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10728
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Since its dedication in 1961, more than 500,000 visitors have viewed the upwards of 5,000 exhibits and displays in the Schiele Museum of Natural History at Gastonia. A planetarium, added in 1967, is currently drawing an attendance of 25,000 persons each year. All of the exhibits were obtained and prepared by the museum's director, Rudolph M. \"Bud\" Schiele, pioneer Boy Scout executive, who is a world traveler, experienced curator, and skillful taxidermist.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 18, Feb 1970, p8-9, il
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10730
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Richard and Elizabeth Parsons decided not to build a new home for themselves. Instead under a unique arrangement with the Raleigh Historic Sites Commission, they are restoring a historic landmark for their home - the 175-year-old White-Holman house.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 18, Feb 1970, p11-13, 26, il, por
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