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for The State Vol. 57 Issue 5, Oct 1989
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The Atkinson Milling Company, located on the Little River near Clayton in Johnston County, is one of the state's oldest grist mills still operating. Built in 1757 and rebuilt after a 1950 fire, the mill services a ten-county area.
Winston-Salem artist Bob Dance is nationally famous for his watercolors and acrylic landscapes and seascapes. One of his paintings, \"Hatteras Standing,\" was featured on a 25-cent U.S. Postal Service stamp.
One of the state's more unusual claims to fame was that it was once home to the man with the world's longest beard. Sam G. Brinkley of Mitchell County grew a beard of five feet eight inches. He was also featured in the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
The Tory Oak, a Wilkes County landmark, was used to hang five Tories after the Battle of Kings Mountain. On June 12, 1989, a storm heavily damaged the tree, but treatment will enable it to survive.