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Ginseng Trade

 
 
Ginseng Trade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, June 19, 2016
1. Ginseng Trade Marker
Inscription.  
Native root valued in China for medicinal uses; long collected by locals. Wilcox Drug (est. 1900), among its exporters, operated 175 yds. SE.
 
Erected 2015 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number N-51.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 36° 13.183′ N, 81° 41.159′ W. Marker is in Boone, North Carolina, in Watauga County. Marker is at the intersection of West King Street (U.S. 321/421) and Water Street, on the left when traveling west on West King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boone NC 28607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Post Office (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Junaluska Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jones House (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1940 Flood Ends Boone Train Service
Ginseng Trade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, June 19, 2016
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Stanley Harris (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Black Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Appalachian State University (approx. Ύ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boone.
 
Also see . . .  New historic marker honors local ginseng trade. Mountain Times website entry (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.) 
 
Ginseng Trade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, June 19, 2016
3. Ginseng Trade Marker
Ginseng Trade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, June 19, 2016
4. Ginseng Trade Marker
Ginseng Trade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, June 19, 2016
5. Ginseng Trade Marker
Former site of Wilcox Drug Company image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, November 3, 2016
6. Former site of Wilcox Drug Company
Former site of Wilcox Drug Company image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael C. Wilcox, November 3, 2016
7. Former site of Wilcox Drug Company
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on November 4, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 3, 2023