North Carolina-Watauga County-November 30


North Carolina People, Places, and Things-November 30

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

In 1849 four counties Ashe County, Caldwell County, Wilkes County, and Yancey County gave up part of themselves to form Watauga County. The name of the county came from the Watauga River which to Native Americans meant beautiful river. That meaning or definition is in dispute among various histories with translations ranging from beautiful water, whispering waters, village of many springs, and river of islands, to name a few

Map of Watauga County is outlined in red on map below.

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The county seat is Boone which is also home to Appalachian State University.

Appalachian State University, or more commonly known as App State, was originally titled Watauga Academy when it opened in 1899. In 1903, the university came under public dominion, training teachers in the mountain region. By the 1970s, the school had instituted a four-year curriculum for a wide range of majors, changed its name to Appalachian State University, and became part of the University of North Carolina school system.

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The oldest theme park in North Carolina, is Tweetsie Railroad. It features several railroad and western-themed attractions.

Rail service came to Boone, NC in 1919 but a tropical storm heavy rains washed out much of the rail beds in 1940. Passenger rail service never returned to Boone, NC after that storm.

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