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for The State Vol. 40 Issue 18, Apr 1973
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Originally organized in September of 1775 under the command of Col. James Moore, North Carolina's First Regiment of Continentals was reactivated on September 18, 1968 by Governor Bob Scott as part of North Carolina's observance of the National Bicentennial Celebration. Members of the modern First Regiment, which is commanded by Col. B. F. Jarrell of Burlington, take part in reenactments and drills staged as preliminaries to the actual start of the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.
Mrs. Moffitt Sinclair Henderson of Salisbury used her personal copy of â€œProceedings and Debates of the convention of North Carolina Called to Amend the Constitution of the Stateâ€ as source material for her new book on the life of Samuel Price Carson. The volume, given to Mrs. Henderson by her maternal grandfather who was Carson's brother, contains eyewitness accounts of what may have been North Carolina's first public debate on civil rights. Delegates to the 1835 convention met in Raleigh to amend the original constitution of North Carolina and heard impassioned arguments by Carson supporting a failed bid to strike Article 32, which restricted Catholics and Jews from holding public office. Carson left North Carolina soon after the convention, following his friend Sam Houston to Texas and helping to establish that new Republic, eventually becoming its first Secretary of State.
Jamestown, the 19th century Guilford County Quaker settlement founded by James Mendenhall, is the home to a group of historically significant buildings that have been put at risk by the North Carolina Highway Commission's plans to widen Highway 29A-70A. The Office of Archives and History, the State Professional Review Committee and the High Point Historical Museum have all participated in having the area declared a Historic District, an act that will require any federally funded local projects to undergo a special review process and that will hopefully encourage planners to seek an alternate route for the highway.
In 1915, the World Film Corporation filmed â€œThen I'll Come Back to Youâ€ in Yancey County, filming scenes on Sunset Mountain and in the Pensacola area. The film, which starred Alice Brady and Jack Sherrill, featured lumber camp, river, and railroad scenes that were shot on the newly completed Black Mountain Railroad, at the Carolina Spruce Company band mill, and on the banks of the Cane River.