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<i>County man promoted state fair for African Americans</i>
County man promoted state fair for African Americans

John Hendrick Williamson (1844-1911), a former slave who represented Franklin County in the North Carolina House of Representatives during the late nineteenth century, actively promoted an annual state fair for African Americans.
Sponsored by the North Carolina Industrial Association, the fair took place in Raleigh each year between 1879 and 1930. The association had been chartered by the General Assembly in March 1879 "to encourage and promote the development of the industrial and educational resources of the colored people of North Carolina."


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<i>Are you getting ready to market timber?</i>
Are you getting ready to market timber?

The timber business in Franklin County and surrounding area is big business, accounting for more than $8,847,062 in timber harvested and delivered to mills during 2014.
You, as the landowner with marketable timber, need to understand several important aspects before you sell. Your timber has taken many years to grow and mature, and now your investment is ready to harvest.


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