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Japanformer community in NE Graham County on forks of Tobacco and Panther Creeks. Est. about 1908 as a supply center for surrounding lumbering camps. Named for "Japan clover" (Lespedeza striata) growing in the area. During World War II, local residents began calling it MacArthur for Gen. Douglas MacArthur, but the post office name was never changed. Inundated by waters of Fontana Lake, 1944.
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