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for The State Vol. 8 Issue 27, Nov 1940
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The largest arrowhead in the world is one of the things which distinguishes Old Fort, in McDowell County from other western North Carolina communities. From 1756 to 1776 Old Fort was the westernmost outpost of the white settlers in the frontier. The arrowhead monument was dedicated to the memory of the gallant band of men who braved the dangers to establish this frontier outpost.
Continuing his travels around the state, Goerch describes the things of interest he found in Alamance County, including places rich in history: a mayor who has served twenty-two years, 3,000 dead cats, and a barrel of cow's eyes.
The Branch family of Halifax County has the distinction of being the only family to have three generations to serve in the United States Congress. In addition the family was also active in many branches of public service.