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for The State Vol. 8 Issue 39, Feb 1941
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There are a number of historic houses around Littleton, North Carolina but two are of special interest. The home of Dr. Charles Skinner is of special acclaim for those interested in the history of the medical practice in North Carolina; Skinner offered his medical knowledge to young men who could not afford to attend college at his home, where the men even stayed on his property. Additionally, \"Old Ordinary\" is a tavern that was considered the center of the masculine social life of Littleton.
As total war raged over Europe, industry, directly or indirectly allied with national defense, moved in the gently rolling hills and the inaccessible valleys of western North Carolina. Construction began on the gigantic Glenville Dam on the Tuckasegee River in Jackson County, while the Ecusta Paper Corporation expanded in Transylvania County, and the Aluminum Company of American is planning expansion.
Iron works have long been ubiquitous to the state of North Carolina. They were probably built before 1730 near coastal villages and have been in operation since before the American Revolution. The manufacture of iron in North Carolina includes the ancient works in the now forgotten town of Averasboro, and operations on the upper tributaries of the Dan, Cape Fear, and Yadkin Rivers.
Thomas J. Jarvis has an outstanding record of service to the state of North Carolina and to the nation as a whole. Captain during the American Civil War, Senator, Governor of North Carolina and Minister to Brazil are among the positions Jarvis held during his lifetime.