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for The State Vol. 40 Issue 6, Aug 1972
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In an effort to drum up publicity for their yearly gourd festival, the Cary Gourd Club is focusing attention on the display of the Mary Slocumb gourd at the Museum of History in Raleigh. The story of the gourd, which was allegedly used by Mrs. Slocumb as she ministered to the wounded soldiers at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge during the Revolutionary War, has been recorded in John H. Wheeler's HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF NORTH CAROLINA and Mrs. Eddie W. Wilson's THE GOURD IN FOLK LITERATURE.
The Experimental Aircraft Association, which has three chapters in North Carolina, is made up of pilots and airplane builders, most of who are over forty and fly strictly for enjoyment. Within this group, individual enthusiasts are primarily interested in building and design, racing and acrobatics, or restoration of vintage planes.
A photo of the â€œStonewall Iron Stackâ€ in Lincoln County taken by Steve Thornburg for the Lincolnton Times-News is identified by Mrs. Frances Puckett of Iron Station as having been built by James Madison Smith. Smith's family was one of five that controlled the manufacture of iron in the Piedmont.