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Forty Acre Rock in eastern Lancaster County
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On a clear day, you can seemingly see forever from the crest of Forty Acre Rock in Lancaster County, where the Sandhills meet the Piedmont.


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On a clear day, you can seemingly see forever from the crest of Forty Acre Rock in Lancaster County, where the Sandhills meet the Piedmont.
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Show all from this expertTodays Lesson is Reeds Gold Mine, Is There Still Gold
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The story of North Carolina's Reed Gold Mine reveals the amazing accidents, drama, and ironies of history that, with variations, occurred in connection with gold rushes around the world. It is the story of an illiterate Hessian mercenary from Germany‚??an illegal immigrant‚??who deserted from the British army in Savannah and made his way to backwoods North Carolina, where he settled near Meadow Creek in Mecklenburg County, married, and raised a family. It is the saga of a twelve-year-old boy who went fishing one Sunday and found a seventeen-pound rock that served as a convenient doorstop for three years before being sold to a merchant for a mere $3.50, although it was gold worth a thousand times that modest sum
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Show all from this expertMorrow Mountain State Park N.C.
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Morrow Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the ancient Uwharrie Mountains of central North Carolina. The Uwharries are the oldest mountain range in North America. At one time they rose to nearly 20,000 feet above sea level, but erosion has gradually worn them down to little more than high hills. Although the park contains several peaks, Morrow Mountain is the highest point at 936 feet. However, the mountain still rises some 400 feet above the surrounding lower terrain, and offers superb views of the surrounding countryside on a clear day. In addition to the mountains, the park also contains the Yadkin-Pee Dee River, one of central North Carolina's largest river systems. From the overlook atop Morrow Mountain the river can clearly be viewed less than a half-mile away.
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