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Beginning in 1975 and held each September since, a reenactment of the Overmountain Victory March takes place. The march honors a the mountain men who were victorious at Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War. Armed with a horn, a scroll, and Bible, and dressed in clothing of the time period, the group begins at Sycamore Shoals and marches 160 miles to Kings Mountain.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 3, Aug 1979, p16-17, 33, il, por
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Stone Mountain State Park near Roaring Gap is the favorite spot for rock climbing in North Carolina. The 300-million year old monadnock has thirteen ascent routes, all of which are smooth granite and allow for friction climbing. Audiences often gather to watch the climbers.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 3, Aug 1979, p8-10, il
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The Dog Days of summer are the forty hottest days of the year, marked by the helical rising of the star Sirius. The Egyptians created the 365-day calendar by watching the movements of this star. There is some dispute about whether the Dog Days run from July 3 to August 11 or July 28 to September 5, but generally the term refers to any stifling hot days.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 3, Aug 1979, p14-15, 20, il
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Clarence Poe only attended one year of high school and first came to Raleigh in 1897 where he was employed by the PROGRESSIVE FARMER. Later, he became the editor of the magazine and continued to write editorials for it until his death in 1964.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 3, Aug 1979, p11-13, 34, il
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The Walk of Fame at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, recently added a stone for North Carolina's best known author, Thomas Wolfe. The walk is bordered by over 800 stones such as Wolfe's, and all are from the birthplace or other spot associated with the person they honor. Begun fifty years ago as a personal hobby by Dr. Hamilton Holt, then president of Rollins, as many as thirty stones are added to the walk each year.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 3, Aug 1979, p21-22, 33, il
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Built in 1899, the River Forest Manor is today owned by Axson Smith, Jr., who inherited the manor after his father's death earlier this year. The Belhaven house has entertained sportsmen, vacationers, and food-lovers. Among notables having visited the manor are the Roosevelt boys, Robert Ripley, and Roy.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 3, Aug 1979, p19-20, il
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