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for The State Vol. 8 Issue 45, Apr 1941
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An ironic twist of fate has transformed the towering skeleton of a million dollar hotel on Jump-off Mountain near Hendersonville, North Carolina into a school building. Following the western North Carolina bonanza days of 1924-25, the half completed 13-story Fleetwood Hotel stood a constant reminder of a vanished dream. Four years ago a group of men pushed to the mountain top and began dismantling the structure, using pieces for new buildings for the Pisgah Institute, west of Asheville.
Chatham County is a great county but it could have been the greatest county in the state if it hadn't missed three golden opportunities including losing locations of: the state capitol to Wake County; the University of North Carolina to Chapel Hill because Chatham County had too many saloons; and the first railroad in the state was to have been built in Chatham, but farmers objected. Despite of all the might-have-been, Chatham is still a county of rich history.
Iron mining was a one time a quite sizable industry in the Upper Cape Fear River region. There is a large body of rich ore particularly in Chatham County where numerous mills and blast furnaces took advantage of the many tributaries of the Cape Fear River.
Lawrence profiles Judge John J. Parker of Monroe, who was appointed a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925.