Lake Junaluska North Carolina

Prior to the removal of the Indians in 1839, the Lake Junaluska area was part of the homeland of the Cherokee Indians. The 200-acre man-made lake is surrounded by private homes and the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center of the United Methodist Church.

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Orange County CourthouseOrange County Courthouse

The township of Hillsborough is the county seat of Orange County. It contains a mixture of 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st Century buildings. Very few original 18th Century buildings have survived in North Carolina. The town started in 1754 and has seen a boom in growth in the past 15 years. It's located on the old Eno River and I-85, the main route between Richmond and Atlanta. It's also hoping to become a stop on Amtrak.

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Garden Entrance Walkway to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Spring is Here When the Tulips Bloom

Towards the end of March or the first week in April, the tulips bloom on the terrace in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham NC. Located near the entrance and below the road leading to the Chapel at Duke University, the 55 acres and four gardens include a wide variety of landscape styles and plants. Although the camellias and azaleas are beautiful, the tulips steal the show. The gardens opened in 1939.

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