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Construction on Old East, the first building erected at the University of North Carolina, America's first state university, was begun in 1793. Among the objects sealed inside its cornerstone at the time was a bronze plaque commemorating the laying of the cornerstone on the 12th day of October in the 18th year of American Independence. The plaque was stolen by vandals during the Civil War and, as years turned to decades, campus officials abandoned hope of its recovery. In 1916, Thomas Bledsoe Foust, owner and proprietor of the Clarksville Foundry and Machine Works in Clarksville, TN was given the plaque by his foreman, who had been using it as a molding tool. Foust, a 1903 UNC graduate, recognized the names on the plate and, through a series of communications with other UNC alums, determined it to be the missing cornerstone plaque from Old East. On October 12, 1916, the 123rd anniversary of the laying of Old East's cornerstone, a ceremony was held and the long lost plaque was presented to the university.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 38 Issue 21, Apr 1971, p15, il
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On May 16, 1771, the Regulators met the forces of Royal Governor William Tryon in the Battle of Alamance, climaxing an expedition by Tryon to suppress the uprising known as the War of Regulation. The site of the battle has been designated a state historical site, and many relics from the battlefield are displayed in the museum. In May of this year, there will be a week of events sponsored by the Alamance County Historical Association to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 38 Issue 21, Apr 1971, p11-12, il
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