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The surgical set used to amputate General Stonewall Jackson's arm changed hands several times before being donated to The Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, North Carolina. One of Jackson's surgeons, Dr. Matthew Moore Butler, had the responsibility of preserving the instruments and bringing them home to Bristol, Tennessee. The instruments had been placed in a barrel filled with hot wax and were brought home at the end of the war. Roberts recounts how the instruments arrived at the Country Doctor Museum.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 4, Sept 1974, p18-19, il, por
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Josiah Pender was a blockade runner during the Civil War. After the death of his first wife, Pender married Laura Melvina Pender of Tarboro in 1862. She traveled with him on many voyages and composed numerous letters that documented the drama of blockade running. On one journey aboard The Advance from Bermuda to Tarboro in 1863, Mrs. Pender, who was expecting her first child, took command of the ship when the captain was indecisive, and ran the Wilmington blockade under a barrage of cannon fire from the Union ships.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 4, Sept 1974, p12-14, 20, il, por
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Early settlers in Western North Carolina faced the challenging work of clearing newground for crops. Knowing nothing of crop-rotation and fertilizing, pioneer farmers often depleted the rich soil's nutrients, giving them cause to break more new ground by clearing land and \"deadening\"¬Ětrees.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 4, Sept 1974, p20, il
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Coastal fishermen sometimes prefer the striking technique to catch flounder. Often called gigging or spearing, striking requires a long-handled, pronged gig and a flashlight and generally yields more success at low tide on dark, calm nights
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 4, Sept 1974, p21-22, il
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12332
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Carl Goerch, editor, author, broadcaster, and founder and publisher of The State magazine in 1933, is remembered in this editorial. Goerch died in September 1974.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 4, Sept 1974, p2-3, 35-36, por
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The Historic Richmond Hill Nature Park in Yadkin County is the first combined historic-nature park in North Carolina. The park includes the home of Richmond Mumford Pearson, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court during the Civil War and Reconstruction periods, as well as nearly five miles of nature trails.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 4, Sept 1974, p26-27, 44, il, por
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