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Bark
by Powell, William S. Bark, generally from oak trees, was an unusual export to Great Britain from the forests of the Carolina-Virginia backcountry in the eighteenth century. As new regions were inhabited, bark from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bechtler Mint
by Holland, Ron. Before gold was discovered in California in 1848, North Carolina was the leading gold-producing state. Although gold was found in some abundance in North Carolina, gold coins as a medium of exchange [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Big Ore Bank
by Hairr, John. Big Ore Bank is a bed of iron ore found in eastern Lincoln County. Worked extensively in the first half of the nineteenth century, this bed was described by Denison Olmsted in 1824 as "extending from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biltmore Industries
by Holland, Ron. Biltmore Industries by Ron Holland, 2006 See also: Biltmore Forest School; Biltmore House; Asheville The origins of Biltmore Estate Industries can be traced to Eleanor Vance and Charlotte [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biotechnology
by Vocci, Robert Blair. North Carolina is home to one of the most dynamic biotechnology industries in the United States. In the early 2000s, 10 percent of all biotechnology firms were based in the state, and North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blades, James Bishop
by Carraway, Gertrude S. James Bishop Blades, lumberman, industrialist, and financier, of English ancestry, was born at Bishopville, Md., the second son of Captain Peter Clowes Blades and Nancy Emeline West and a grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Book Publishing
by DiNome, William G., Ansley, John F. The growth of book publishing in North Carolina came late relative to other states, primarily because of the state's early agricultural economy. Most books owned in colonial North Carolina were [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyette, Mike
by Shore, Dee. Dr. Mike Boyette "Solving Modern Problems in Agriculture" by Dee Shore Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Brevard, Alexander
by Williams, Max. Alexander Brevard, Revolutionary War officer, planter, and iron entrepreneur, was a native of Iredell County but spent most of his adult life in Lincoln County. The first Brevard ancestor in America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brick Making
by Furr, Clegg M. Brick-making techniques were introduced in North Carolina from northern colonies, especially from Jamestown, Va., when settlers began to locate along the Albemarle coastal area in the 1660s. The [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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