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12263
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The United States Postal Service honored Revolutionary War hero, Peter Francisco, with a stamp depicting the hulking man with a British thousand-pound cannon slung over his shoulder. Francisco was wounded six times during the war. So great was his prowess, that General Washington ordered a five-foot broadsword fashioned for him. Francisco wielded it in many battles including the battle of Guilford Court House, where he killed eleven British soldiers.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 12, May 1975, p9-11, il, por
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12268
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Lake Mattamuskeet, eighteen miles long and six miles wide in coastal Hyde County, was once drained as a part of one of the greatest American agricultural experiments of the 20th century. The lake bottom is said to contain seventy-five square miles of the richest soil in the world, rivaling that of the fertile Valley of the Nile. Ultimately, heavy rains ruined the multi-million dollar project.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 12, May 1975, p23-25, 36, il
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12264
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In celebration of The Biltmore House's bicentennial, remodeling efforts have been made on the one un-finished room of the estate. Thought to be an intended music room, the owners have deemed it the \"Pisgah Room\" because of the room's view of Mount Pisgah. The room's decor will have a medieval motif and will hold Albrecht Durer's painting \"Maximillian's Family Tree.\"
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 12, May 1975, p12-14, il
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12265
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The Myers Park Optional Traditional School in Charlotte brings a traditional approach to teaching children that, in addition to maintaining a curriculum focusing on fundamental academic skills, stresses manners, individual responsibility, and patriotism. The school has attracted national attention by proving that traditional concepts still work.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 12, May 1975, p16-19, il
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12266
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Historic St. John's Church in Williamsboro opened for visitors. The church is the oldest frame church in North Carolina dating back to the mid-1700s and provides a well-preserved look at colonial church woodwork on the interior.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 12, May 1975, p19, 35, il
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12267
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Folk music has been passed down for generations spanning two hundred years in western Franklin and eastern Granville Counties in the Kearney-Preddy-Blackley families. Many play guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo interchangeably, practicing a seemingly endless repertoire without a word or note of written music.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 12, May 1975, p20-22, il
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