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Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force, Volume IV, North Carolina Final Report

These two files contain the final report on land ownership for the twelve Appalachian counties in the state of North Carolina which were part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey conducted in 1979. There are profiles for each county and three case studies—on Henderson, Swain, and Watauga Counties—in the report.

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North Carolina: Burke County - Land Ownership Survey, 1979

This land ownership survey of Burke County, North Carolina was conducted in 1979 as part of a larger Appalachian Land Ownership Survey. To interpret the survey codes, use the Key to the Appalachian Land Ownership Survey.

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Virginia: Bland, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe Counties - Land Ownership Survey, 1979 <br />
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North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Clay, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Watauga Counties - Land Ownership Survey, 1979
Interview with Perry Hicks  [Feburary  9, 1976]

Perry Hicks talks about working in a cotton mill in western North Carolina in the early twentieth century. He was born in 1899 and began working at a young age because he dropped out of the six-month school he was attending. He explains the influence the unions had: "naturally, I have, all my life, been opposed to the unions." He says that the unions caused inflation, so the poor people didn't come out ahead anyway. He eventually left the cotton mill because he couldn't support his family.

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