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8778
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William R. Poole, born in 1796, was a conservationist. His greatest love was for the pine tree, and he reportedly patrolled the land around his Raleigh property even after his death in 1889. Yankees came to his mansion during the Civil War in search of Poole's gold which he had already buried in the woods. After his death, a 75-acre tract of land was named Poole's Woods and conserved until bought by a logging company in the 1920s. As a twist of fate, the trees proved worthless as lumber, the timber having rotted internally.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 12, May 1982, p20-21, 63, il
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8776
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At one time, huge herds of buffalo crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains in order to winter along the east coast shoreline. Because these herds had a keen sense of direction, their trails were the same year after year. As a result, they were used as footpaths by the Cherokee Indians, and can still be followed today. Once in Boone, the buffalo trail is called the Wilderness Trail, and continues on into Kentucky. The last reported herd of buffalo to pass through North Carolina was in 1790.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 12, May 1982, p8-10, il, map
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8777
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Squire W.O. Bailes' estate lay partly in North Carolina and partly in South Carolina. He owned and operated a farm and cotton gin in the North Carolina part of the estate, but found it to not be as profitable as he would have liked. Because South Carolina marriage laws were so lax, Bailes was able to perform marriages easily in order to supplement his income. Between 1897 and 1902, he performed 527 ceremonies, at varying prices depending on income.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 12, May 1982, p10
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8779
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In Balsam stands the Balsam Mountain Inn. Opened in 1908, the inn is currently owned by the Woods family who leases it to the LaBrant family of St. Petersburg, Florida. The LaBrants continue to run a successful hotel operation, and the family has deliberately kept prices low so as to encourage business. During the winter, the family returns to St. Petersburg and runs the Mountain inlet Restaurant there.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 12, May 1982, p22-23, il, por
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