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for The State Vol. 44 Issue 11, Apr 1977
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Natural William Bartram began keeping notebooks on the natural history of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains in 1775. Because of strained relations with North Carolina Indian tribes, he did his work alone and without the help of a guide. Eventually he reached the Cherokee Middle Towns near present-day Franklin in Macon County, where he was welcomed. It is from this point that his journal details descriptions of the Cherokee. His journals, first published in 1791, describe the earliest days of North Carolina and also provide an ethnology of the Indians.
Mosseller makes rugs by combining fine art with the ancient Appalachian craft of rug punching. In 1933, an admirer of President Franklin D. Roosevelt commissioned her to make a rug for the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. In the following years, her rugs and tapestries were exhibited in numerous art galleries and soon became widely known in the art world.
Roughly 16,000,000 Americans are exposed to on-the-job noise which damages their hearing. Monitor, Inc., of Chapel Hill is the oldest and largest hearing test company in the country and the only one that teats the hearing of industrial employees in North Carolina. Traveling coast to coast, Monitor tests thousands of industrial workers' hearing each day.
The Malcolm Blue Historical Society of Aberdeen is restoring the Malcolm Blue Farm, ca. 1825, in hopes of having it designated a Living Historical Farm and Agricultural Museum. There are thirty such museums in the country, but none in the state. The society hosts biannual 1899 festival on the site.