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North Carolina A to Z Project
Transcript of North Carolina A to Z Project
In 2003, 1,037,000 bales of cotton were produced in North Carolina.
The North Carolina cotton industry has cropped more than 1 million bales of cotton since 1810.
http://historync.org/cotton.htm The Cotton Industry in North Carolina A cotton plant -> University of North Carolina Mountains- Appalachian The Appalachian Mountains run from Tennessee to North Carolina. In the Appalachian Mountains there is Mount Mitchell which is the highest mountain on the eastern coast. The Appalachian Mountain name comes from the Apalachee Indians. http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/appalachian.mt./app.Mt.facts.html Old Baldy is the oldest light house in North Carolina. Old Baldy is 35 feet wide. The light house is located in 101 Lighthouse, Bald Head Island. Old Baldy is about 100 feet tall! Imagine walking up the stairs! On March 22, 1887 Richard Pullen founded Pullen Park. There was one time when pullen park was just farmland. Mr.Pullen donated the land to gift Raleigh to use as parkland. The park contains a small zoo and a steam powered carousel,which was replaced by the current one in 1921. Dogwood Festival In Fayettville In 1982 the Dogwood Festival in Fayetteville was founded by Bill Hurley, John Malzone, and tons of other city leaders. Bill Hurley is the mayor and he said they should have a festival, he procalimed that Fayetteville is "The City Of Dogwoods". Town Of Fuquay Varina On July 1, 2012 Fuquay Varina's population was at 18,644. I recommend Fuquay Varina to have a picnic in because it has over 15 parks! Its a great place for your kids to start learning, it has 5 elementary schools! http://www.fuquay-varina.org/community-information/facts-about-fuquay-varina.html War of 1711-1715 The Tuscarora war started in the autumn in 1711 and had ended on February 11, 1715. The Tuscarora tribe was lead by Chief Hancock. The different tribes were the British, American, Dutch, and German.Sadly, the Europeans won even though many tribes joined the Tuscaroras. http://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/the-indian-wars/tuscarora-war.htm http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_was_fighting_and_who_won_the_Tuscarora_war Braxton Bragg was born in 1817 and died in 1876. He is a wonderful man in my opinion because he was in the US Army. He entered the war in 1861. He was promoted full general one year after he joined the US Army. He was born in North Carolina but he was in the army in Tennessee. At age 59 in 1876, Braxton Bragg died. http://www.history.com/topics/braxton-bragg The Dogwood In 1994 the state made it official that the dogwood would be the state flower. There are three species of dogwoods that exist in North Carolina. The well known kind of dogwood is the flowering dogwood. The scientific name for the flowering dogwood is cornus florida. The cornus florida can be white or pink. http://ncpedia.org/symbols/flower Sunset Beach Sunset Beach was purchased in 1955 by Mannon C. Gore. Mr.Gore started to do property sales in 1958. There has been over 50 years of service. If I did my math right there has been 58 years of Sunset Beach service! http://www.sunsetvacations.com/content/island_history.asp Grandfather Mountain Grandfather mountain is 5,946 feet tall. . . . It has the tallest peak within the Blue Rigde Mountains. The Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway passes Grandmother Gap. Grandfather Mountain is 5,946 feet above sea level. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandfather_Mountain Zoo in Asheboro NC _________________________ This zoo is the largest walk through zoo in the world! This zoo has over 1000 animals living in it right now. More than 250 species of these animals are representing Africa and North America. The zoo is open 364 days a year and gets about 700,00 visitors annually. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina_Zoo Yadkin River This river used to be called Sapona River.
The Name was changed between 1709 and 1733.
The size of Yadkin River is 435 miles long.
In the early 2000's the area has a population of over 1,OOO,OOO. Queen Anne's Revenge http://ncpedia.org/rivers/yadkin-pee-dee Cape Hatteras
Lighthouse Me I got this info from a book. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was built in 1803. The plans to build this light house was in 1792. This tower is only 90 feet tall. This lighthouse increased its height in 1854 to 150 feet. The keepers could stay inside because they also built rooms. http://www.ncbeaches.com/Features/Attractions/Lighthouses/CapeHatterasLighthouse/ Lumberton NC Lumberton NC is a city in Robeson County. Robeson County is located in the southeast of the Coastal Plain region. This city has over 15 square miles of land. In the early 2000's the population was 20,795. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumberton,_North_Carolina A B C D D F G H I J K L M O National Memorial- Wright Brothers N P Q R S S T U W Y Z o Dave Mirra X Dave Mirra was born on April 4, 1974. Mirra is famous for doing the X-Games. He was did bike tricks in the X-Games. On July 31, 2009 he had already won 24 medals. He has earned a medal every year since 1995. He grew up in New York, but moved to Greenville, NC with his brother Tim Mirra. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mirra You may think that it is about a queen named Anne and she is planning revenge, its not. It is actually the name of Captain Blackbeard's flagship. Captain Blackbeard has only used this ship for less than a year. In 1996 some people think they have found leftovers that might have been from Queen Anne's Revenge. Queen Anne's Revenge appears to be in the 2011 film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The flagship is played by the Sunset. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Anne's_Revenge The Wright Brothers National Memorial is located in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The stand is 60 feet high, the actual monument is 90 feet high. The monument was dedicated in 1932. On the side of the monument it says 'Genius'. I could not find why it says genius but I think that it says genius because, the Wright Brothers were so genius to build the first airplane. I am sure I will find out soon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_Brothers_National_Memorial 1st Battle of Fort Fisher Victory V Fort fisher was from December 23-27, 1864. The battle was taken place in Wilmington, North Carolina. On December 10th Union forces prepared to leave Hampton Rd.. They were unable to leave because of a winter storm that lasted for about three days so they haven't levt until December 14th. The battle was very strong so alot of people got really hurt but kept fighting. Some of the opponents surrendered and the battle ended on December 27, 1864. Our Union had won the battle that very day. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Battle_of_Fort_Fisher 27 letters