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Boone in Watauga County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ginseng Trade

 
 
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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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. United States Post Office (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stanley Harris (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stoneman's Raid (approx. 0.4 miles away); Appalachian State University
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By Michael C. Wilcox, June 19, 2016
2. Ginseng Trade Marker
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(approx. ¾ mile away); A Prosperous Mountain Family (approx. 4.9 miles away); Carriage Roads (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Stoneman's Raid (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Carriage Roads (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marker dedication article with additional details. (Submitted on June 19, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. NC Markers page. (Submitted on June 20, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Ginseng Trade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 19, 2016
3. Ginseng Trade Marker
Ginseng Trade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 19, 2016
4. Ginseng Trade Marker
Ginseng Trade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, June 19, 2016
5. Ginseng Trade Marker
Former site of Wilcox Drug Company image. Click for full size.
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.
By Michael C. Wilcox, November 3, 2016
7. Former site of Wilcox Drug Company
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 12 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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