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The Coming and Going


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The last great emigration from the Scottish highlands to North Carolina occurred in 1884, with the arrival of approximately 170 crofters in the Cape Fear River Basin area. Crofters were farmers who rented the land they worked. Within a few months, almost all of them returned to Scotland penniless. Bill Caudill, director of the Scottish Heritage Center and instructor of the College Piper Band at St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, discusses what went wrong.
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