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for The State Vol. 9 Issue 16, Sept 1941
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Linville Caverns lie below Humpack Mountain between Marion and Linville. It opened formally in 1939 by Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Collins who leased the property. The couple installed electric lights and hired guides to make the caverns accessible to the public. Historically the caverns were used for more than tourism. During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers deserting the army hid out in the cavern. Slaves would meet in the caverns to sing and dance in the safety of the caves.
Continuing his travels around the state, Goerch describes the things of interest he found in Rockingham County. A number of famous people lived there, including three Governors whose homes still stand; Stephan A. Douglas' wife was a native and she is buried there; Patrick Henry's son and grandson taught there in a school that still stands. Reidsville is one of North Carolina's three tobacco-manufacturing centers, and Goerch lists other towns and their industries.