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Alamance Battleground
by Dalton, Bryan. On 16 May 1771 the North Carolina militia, under the command of royal governor William Tryon, defeated backcountry farmers known as the Regulators in a two-hour engagement at a site six miles south [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alamance Mills
by McGrath, Eileen, Glass, Brent D. The original Alamance Cotton Mill was founded by Edwin M. Holt and William A. Carrigan on Big Alamance Creek near Burlington in 1837, at the site of several small, water-powered operations, including [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal
by Hill, Michael. The Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, a man-made waterway connecting Albemarle Sound with the Chesapeake Bay, was proposed initially by William Byrd II in 1728. Surveys were made, but engineering [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Amusement Parks
by Anderson, Norman D. Amusement parks began to appear in North Carolina in the late 1800s and grew in popularity during the first half of the twentieth century. Some parks started out as swimming holes and picnic groves, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrew Jackson Birthplace
by Howard, Jeffrey Allen. Although the actual birthplace of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, is still disputed, some North Carolina historians believe its location to be a cabin that was owned by [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrew Johnson Birthplace
by Cross, Jerry L. The birthplace of Andrew Johnson, seventeenth president of the United States, is believed to be a small, one-story house with a loft structure now standing in Mordecai Historic Park near downtown [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Appalachian Trail
by Williams, Wiley J. Appalachian Trail by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 See also: Great Smoky Mountains National [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Armories
by Belton, Tom, Powell, William S., Tetterton, Beverly. Armories by William S. Powell, 2006 Additional research provided by Tom Belton and Beverly Tetterton. See also: Asheville Armory. References to armories, where matériel for common [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Asheville Armory
by McKinney, Gordon B. Three Asheville businessmen-Robert Pulliam, Ephraim Clayton, and George Whitson-established the Asheville Armory in 1862. By November of that year, they were employing 107 workers and had produced [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Backcountry
by Butler, Lindley S. Backcountry was the term used during the early settlement and colonial periods for the vast interior of North Carolina, located away from the coastline and including both the modern-day Piedmont and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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