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10322
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Sizemore discusses the history of furniture manufacturing in High Point. Not only is the city the largest wooden manufacturing center in the nation but it is also one of the larger furniture markets because of the annually held exhibition of products.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 15 Issue 6, Nov 1957, p22, 24, 26, 28, 30,, il
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10321
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Furniture manufacturing began in High Point in the late 1880s. The annually held Southern Furniture Mart attracts over 20,000 visitors to see and buy products of Southern furniture factories.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 15 Issue 6, Nov 1957, p36, 38, 41, il
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10325
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North Carolina's pulp and paper industry is operated by five companies: Champion Paper & Fibre Company (Canton); Halifax Paper Company (Roanoke Rapids); Meade Paper Company (Sylva); North Carolina Pulp Company (Plymouth), now recently merged with Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company; and Reigel Paper Company (Acme). The companies employ from 500 to over 3,000 people at the plants and use thousands of cords of wood each week.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 15 Issue 6, Nov 1957, p52, 54-55, 110-111, il
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10327
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In 1906, Peter G. Thompson came to Haywood County to examine its potential for the pulp and paper industry. Today, Champion Paper and Fibre Company's Carolina Division is the county's largest industry and largest employer, with 2,900 employees and an annual payroll of over $18 million.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 15 Issue 6, Nov 1957, p56, 60, 62, 93, il
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10331
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The earliest record of lithium mining in North Carolina is around 1880. The deposits constitute the largest block of economically recoverable reserves in the Western Hemisphere and represent almost 93 percent of the total domestic reserves. Broadhurst discusses the properties and uses of the mineral, where it occurs, and the rise of the state's lithium industry.
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10329
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The furniture industry began in Thomasville almost after the end of the Civil War. It began as a family industry that made split bottom chairs, but over time expanded until now the city bears the title “The Chair City.”
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10330
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According to U.S. government statistics, North Carolina is now known as the “Brick Capital of the Nation.” One-tenth of all brick produced in the country, roughly more than half a billion brick, comes from the state.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 15 Issue 6, Nov 1957, p87, 89, 94, il
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10323
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Forests are the state's greatest undeveloped and neglected resource. Preston discusses the present condition of the state's forests, unproductive woodlands, and the importance of forests to the state's economy.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 15 Issue 6, Nov 1957, p18, 20, 105, il, map
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10324
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The article presents the development of the particle board business in North Carolina. The first plant went into production in 1954, and by the end of 1956, there were eight.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 15 Issue 6, Nov 1957, p42, 44, 46, 48, il, map
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10328
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Lenoir's first furniture factory began in 1889 and was the third in the state. This article traces the development of the industry there.
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10332
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Feldspar mining began in the state about 1917, near Spruce Pine in Mitchell County. Today North Carolina produces about 65 percent of the country's needs, or around 270,000 tons. Around three hundred workers mine the mineral or work in the six processing plants.
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10333
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Tungsten was reported in North Carolina around 1900, and in 1942, commercially valuable deposits were discovered. All tungsten in the state is mined in Vance County, and since 1951, the mine has been the largest producer of tungsten in the country.
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10359
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Since 1888, the Harris Clay Company, located in western North Carolina, has been the miner and refiner of kaolin in the United States. The main mines are located in Avery and Mitchell Counties. Kaolin is more generally known as North Carolina China Clay, and it is used in the manufacture of fine china, hotel china, and electrical porcelain.
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