High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Apr 21 1976, Page 33

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 21, 1976, High Point, North Carolina \ High Point Enterprise wednesday april 21, 1976 to refurbishing of Lenoir Home Well underway by or. H. G. Jones curator . Collection for the associated press Chapel Hill a fort Defiance is not a fort but a Home and when restoration is completed it will be one of the most picturesque 18th Century buildings in North Carolina. The major credit will go to Margaret Harper of Lenoir a remarkable Little lady who More than ten years ago made up her mind that the Home built by general William Lenoir could be saved some local folks said it was too expensive an undertaking but miss Harper and the Caldwell county historical society were undeterred. Sprightly articles found their Way into area news papers miss Harper and her colleagues gave illustrated talks around the state and the legislature provided appropriations to match local contributions. Now a decade later the additions have been torn away and fort Defiance looks much As it did when the general lived there More than a Century and a half ago. Located in a Happy Valley near the Community of Patterson in Caldwell county fort Defiance was built in the four years after 1788 and remained in the Lenoir family until it was bought by the historical society. Included in the acquisition was a Rich body of documentary materials including the general a contract for its construction and an Early painting of the House. Many of the original family furnishings were also acquired so that when fully restored even the Interior will carry the flavor of its earlier inhabitants. William Lenoir was a Man of importance in North Carolina history. Born in 1751 in Virginia he moved As a child with his parents to Edgecombe county North Carolina. His poor family could not provide him with formal education but his self development prepared him for an Active military and political career. In 1775, just As the revolution was approaching Lenoir and his wife the former Ann Ballard of Halifax county moved to Surry now Wilkes county and settled near Mulberry Field now Wilkesboro from there he set off on numerous campaigns against the indians and British he was a lieutenant in Griffith Rutherford s expedition against the cherokees but his most notable participation was As a Captain in Benjamin Cleveland s forces in the Battle of Kings Mountain. He described his experiences a a i received a slight wound in my Side and another in my left Arm and after that a Bullet went through my hair about where it was tied and my clothes were Cut in several places a he was in Short Lucky to have escaped. Following the War Lenoir was a major general in the state militia for eighteen years. In politics Lenoir held about every position Wilkes county could bestow upon him. He was appointed Justice of the peace when the county was formed and held that office for sixty two years except for two years when he served As clerk of the Superior court. He also held at different times the officers of Register Surveyor commissioner of affidavits and chairman of the county court after serving in the House of representatives from 1781 to 1784, Lenoir went to the state Senate and served almost continually until 1795. The last five years of that period As speaker. Meanwhile he had been a Delegate to the convention which declined to ratify the Federal Constitution and also the one which did ratify it then in 1808 and 1809, he was president of the Council of state. It was while he was serving in the Senate that Lenoir selected the site of a Pioneer fort a dozen Miles up the Yadkin River and began building his House which renamed for the outpost. In the Senate Lenoir was influential in the passage of legislation chartering the University of North Carolina and he was selected president of the first Board of trustees. Lenoir Hall on the University Campus honors him also named for him Are a county and a town. Lenoir was straight laced in his political principles a i never asked a Man for his vote yet. And i think it such an imposition on a Freeman to do it that i Hope i shall never be guilty of so great an insult on the understanding and Liberty of my countrymen a he said unwilling to adopt the electioneering tactics of his opponents Lenoir lost his legislative seat to his former tenant James Wellborn my he never again won elective office he continued however to hold the appointive office of Justice on the county court. In 1839. At the age of eight seven general Lenoir Rode horseback fifty Miles to attend court in Ashe county. A few weeks later on May 6, he died and was buried in the Garden at fort Defiance there looking out upon Happy Valley the fort Defiance restoration will Honor a founder of the Independent state the county of Wilkes fort Defiance is now in Cal Welland the University of North Carolina Gem state s minerals settlement of Idaho was spurred by the discovery of Silver at Coeur d Alene in 1884 the state still leads the nation in production of Metal it also ranks High in production of Antimony Lead Cobalt Garnet phosphate Rock Vanadium Zinc and Mercury total Mineral production in 1974 was some $196 million High Point stores a Sou i to a 11 smoking Cini a wlm Chesti 0�iv�. Amoah smoking Cink. Al. Ian Gahm m. High acini Mau Siomo i Iii u no on la a a a m Mon on i 1 a Mah on in to pm Mon a on Sun i pm my food Stamps Welcome Luigi i my Imar Iier in Butcher shop features All Swift s Premium protein beef is now graded Choice by the u sea it s your double stamp of Quality on our beef Delux Cut Chuck roast. 79 round Boni shoulder $ i 09 roast a a a a a a a a a a a a a a to a Chuck Steak. B9 round Bone shoulder Cut Clio family Steak. 119 Bone in # in in rib Steak i $ a Boneless too rib Steak. J1 Boneless to to i Stew beef a. 1 i 10 off regular Price on Jubilee salads g Ira Quot a. Kid s Wra a r f 4 l a Oil b9 p a v Butcher shop features Valleydale Puri pork sausage Aff 63 Valleydale Franks Bologna or Hon be Weenee is 75 Valleydale chunk a bologna79 Swift Premium meat Franks .83 Swift Premium All beef Franks a$109 fresh Chicken livers. 79 Swift protein sliced beef liver .69 fresh Frozen fillets. Red snapper. .m19 shop food world for Valleydale a Oscar Mayer lunch meats. Delicatessen shop food world Deli for fresh made salads. All food world salads Are made fresh in our own stores. Push made potato salad or oven a baked Beans .69 delicious in a Cole Slaw. 65 delicious Ham or _ a Chicken salad a. 69 12 of. Bao / a tossed salad 69 fresh made sandwiches Chicken salad Ham salad _ 49c Van Camp s 8 of. Can Beanie Beans Weenee 25 Pimento cheese your. Choice. A amp a hot carry out meal a available for noon or evening meal. </4 Fried or Barb que Chicken 2 veg., Roll Southgate store High Point Mau store 883-7129 869-7101 59 18 of. Box Duncan Hines cake mix. In muffin in r 1 Jiff i in to i cd h 5 of pkg fairs. A a r danish pastry Shoppe Bath size White or Pink Dove soap fresh baked glazed donuts delicious dinner Rolls. Doz. Doz. Pride of the farm 16 of. Can tomatoes. A intone Sal adv a Mem a a a a Aya Kmitis Fps. Bonus

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