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for The State Vol. 55 Issue 1, June 1987
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Although the 1995 General Assembly defeated a lottery bill, colonial settlers held legislatively authorized ones. The first was held in 1759 to raise money for church construction. Others supported community needs and supplemented tax revenues.
Warren's Store, located at Prospect Hill in Caswell County, was built in the 1850s by Franklin Link Warren. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is one of the state's oldest country stores that still serves customers.
Since colonial days, people living in the state's mountains have been creating their own jobs - that is, producing arts and crafts for their own use. Now these items, including hooked rugs and pottery, are highly prized by collectors.
There are five groups of insectivorous, or insect eating, plants found across the state. They are the pitcher plant, Venus flytrap, sundew, bladderwort, and butterwort.
The Deep River Coal Field near Sanford is the only major coal mining site in the state and scene of the worst mining disaster. On May 27, 1925, 53 miners were killed. Mined since 1775, tragedy and failure have limited the amount of coal recovered.