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for The State Vol. 5 Issue 9, July 1937
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The Bingham Military Academy outside of Asheville graduated more than 5,000 graduates from its inception to closure in 1920. William Bingham began the school in the early 19th-century because he determined that students needed a thorough preparatory school before college. The school's history involved several moves before its final location in Asheville and headmaster duties passed through several generations of Bingham descendants.
One of the most unusual businesses in the state is operated by B. Z. Furr of Charlotte--he imports parrots. He also operates a retail pet and feed store, but his parrot business, which began three years ago, is growing. Harden recounts Furr's trips to the mountains of Mexico where he gets the birds for fifty cents apiece, how they are shipped to Charlotte and who buys them on arrival.
Touring through the most distant counties in western North Carolina, Henderson takes readers to Cherokee County, Murphy, Marble, Andrews, and the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.