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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CHH_cameron-morrison-school_Hoffman-NC.html
Cameron Morrison School. State home and school for boys, opened 1925. Gives academic, vocational, and agricultural training. Three miles W. Division of Archives and History 1999 var plainText = document.getElementById('inscrip…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BHM_rutherfords-expedition_Waynesville-NC.html
In 1776, Revolutionary War General Griffith Rutherford led 2,400 men through the gap below and to your left. During the war's early phases the Cherokee, with British support, repeatedly attacked the frontier settlements. Rutherford's expedition wa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BH6_restoring-a-forest_Balsam-Grove-NC.html
Commercial logging and devastating wildfires scarred the forests of America in the early decades of the 1900s. To repair the damage, the United States Forest Service began the "Penny Pine" program in the 1930s, encouraging people to donate a penny…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BGO_making-linsey-woolsey_Sparta-NC.html
Caroline Brinegar had to plan ahead for many months to make a garment. She made her family's clothes from a fabric called linsey-woolsey that she wove on her loom. Linsey-woolsey is woven from wool yarn and linen (flax) thread. The wool made the f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BGN_a-mountain-home_Sparta-NC.html
All the materials Martin Brinegar needed for building a cabin were here on this farm—trees, rocks, even clay. Martin Brinegar began building this cabin in 1886. Working in his spare time, it took him three years to finish the original cabin …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BGM_the-brinegar-family_Sparta-NC.html
The Brinegars were not famous or rich, but they were important to their families and neighbors. In 1876 Martin Brinegar purchased this 125 acre farm from Henderson Crouse, Caroline Joines' uncle, for $200. Two years later Martin and Caroline were …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BFU_brinegar-cabin_Sparta-NC.html
For nearly sixty years, Martin and Caroline Brinegar lived on this 125 acre farm leading lives based on hard work, self-sufficiency, and an abiding religious faith. Descendants of their three children often come here to visit the homeplace. Unite…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BD3_william-bartram-naturalist_Franklin-NC.html
William BartramNaturalist Visited this area of the Cherokee Nationin May, 1775 while on his mission to record the natural and cultural resources along the trading route between the Low Country to the east and the Overhill Country to the west…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BD2_the-north-carolina-bartram-trail_Franklin-NC.html
The North Carolina Bartram Trail is a hiking trail to commemorate the 1775 visit of Philadelphia naturalist William Bartram to Western North Carolina. Begun in the 1970s, the trail parallels Bartram's actual route into Cherokee country. It begins …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BD1_gem-mining_Franklin-NC.html
Long before the first settlers arrived here in 1818, this area teased explorers with hints of mineral wealth — especially gold, silver and copper. Not much interest was taken in Macon County's gemstones until a farmer turned up some strange …
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