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Aberdeen, Carolina, and Western Railroad
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. In 1889 the Aberdeen & West End Railroad was chartered to build a line from Aberdeen to Star, while the Asheboro & Montgomery built a line from Asheboro to Star from the other direction in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aiken, Clay
by Horton, Emily S. Clay Aiken 1978- by Emily Horton, 2012. Updated 2014. Government & Heritage Library Related Entries: Fantasia Barrino; Kellie Pickler; Chris Daughtry; Bucky Covington; Scotty [...] (from NCpedia.)
American Dance Festival
by Pertalion, Patricia L. The American Dance Festival (ADF) is a six-week summer gathering of dance students, choreographers, and dance professionals of emerging and legendary status who work together in an exchange of dance [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Indians - Part 5: Today
by DiNome, William G. Part i: Introduction; Part ii: American Indians before European contact; Part iii: Indian tribes from European contact to the era of removal; Part iv: The struggle for Indian sovereignty and cultural [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrews Geyser
by Joyner, Whitmel M. Andrews Geyser, a massive artificial fountain located near the town of Old Fort in McDowell County, was created as a dramatic tourist attraction during the early years of the Western North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Appalachian Regional Commission
by Williams, Wiley J. The Appalachian Regional Development Act-the first of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society measures to be passed by Congress-was signed into law on 9 Mar. 1965. The act created the Appalachian [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aquariums
by Hairr, John. Aquariums owned and operated by the state of North Carolina are found in three locations along the Atlantic Coast. First opened in 1976, primarily as research facilities whose focuses shifted due to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Architecture- Part 5: North Carolina Architecture after World War II
by Bishir, Catherine W. Architecture by Catherine W. Bishir, 2006 See also: Barns; Biltmore House; Christ Episcopal Church; College of Design; Cupola House; Independence Building; State Capitol; Architecture [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Asheville, USS
by Holland, Ron, Ashe, Walter. The city of Asheville had four naval warships named in its honor during the twentieth century. The USS Asheville (PG-21) was the first warship built at the Charleston Naval Shipyard in Charleston, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Auto Racing
by Mazzocchi, Jay, Williams, Wiley J. Auto racing in North Carolina has grown from occasional competitions among speed-hungry moonshiners during the 1930s to a billion-dollar industry operating under the sponsorship of major corporations [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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