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As far as can be determined, the office of the Kings Mountain HERALD is the largest log house in the world. The 15,200-square-foot building opened in May, 1980, and contains many antiques including a juke box and old-fashioned popcorn machine. Because of the historical significance of Kings Mountain during the Revolutionary War, building a log house in the same style as that time was a logical choice. All of the logs have been treated against termite infestations, and provide excellent insulation.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 1, June 1980, p17-18, il
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8751
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People all over the state make bird houses out of gourds for purple martins. Indians would lure them into these hollow gourds in order to keep insects under control and drive away hawks. Houses need to have holes drilled in the bottom to drain water, and can be hung anywhere from eight to fifty-five feet above ground. If a martin finds an acceptable house, he will return to it year after year.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 1, June 1980, p23-24, il
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8747
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George McPoole, alias Lord Salisbury, was always ostentatiously dressed, and never missed a public appearance in Statesville. Described by onlookers as a carousel, McPoole adopted his colorful attire in an effort to heal a wounded ego after losing the woman he loved. Lord Salisbury performed magic tricks and continued making appearances until his death. It was reported close to 10,000 people attended his funeral services.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 1, June 1980, p11-12, 34, il, por
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Shatley Springs Inn near Jefferson is run by Lee McMillan. Aside from accommodations, the inn offers a diner and is surrounded by rustic farm equipment. The water at Shatley Springs is believed to hold miraculous healing powers, and people often leave with a gallon of it. In 1927, one truckload of 600 gallons of the water sold for $840.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 1, June 1980, p20-21, il
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8748
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In 1930, Kodak celebrated it's Centennial. Because it was the depression, the company decided to include the children of Rochester, New York, in the celebration. Any child could go to his or her local dealer and receive a box camera and a roll of film free of charge. It also proved a solid business venture as camera owners continued to be in need of fresh film.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 1, June 1980, p13, il
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8746
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This article is a reprint of a story published by the U.S. Veteran Signal Corps Association in October, 1902. It is Lt. Round's first-hand account of the burning of the capitol building in Raleigh in April, 1865.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 1, June 1980, p7-10, il
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