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15252
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With movement on foot to celebrate in 1941 the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Mississippi River by the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto, speculation on the possibility that he passed through North Carolina is revived. Not only does the organization sponsoring the celebration, the Colonial Dames of America, plant that the anniversary be observed by the Mississippi Valley states, but also by the states that were crossed on the heroic march, which some say includes North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 36, Feb 1940, p1, 20
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15253
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Reverend Adolphus Nussman emigrated to the United States in 1773 and became a valiant religious and educational leader in his lifetime. Nussman was the first Lutheran minister to reach North Carolina and held pastorates in Rowan and Cabarrus Counties, as well as in Mecklenburg. In 1786, Nussman was appointed as one of the Commissioners for erecting an Academy in Salisbury.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 36, Feb 1940, p12-13, f
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17698
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In 1896, fifteen Rural Free Delivery (RFD) routes were set up around the nation. China Grove, with J.B. Goodnight as carrier, was the state's first route. The standard route was twenty-four miles, and carriers rode horseback to deliver the mail. In 1938, an historical marker was erected in China Grove to make the day the mail was first carried out--October 23, 1896.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 36, Feb 1940, p5, il
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17699
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John Terrell, MD, of Person County, received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1840 and returned home to practice. He was a supporter of education and built many schoolhouses in the county. When he died, he left the bulk of his estate to the county for educational purposes.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 36, Feb 1940, p9-10, 26, por
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17697
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Gregory describes Bracebridge Hall, which was built in Old Sparta, Edgecombe County, in 1826, by James Johnston Carr. Mrs. Elias Carr has preserved many relics and valuable antiques of the period.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 36, Feb 1940, p2-4, il
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