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|Size||1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 750 items)|
|Abstract||Fort Defiance, Inc., of Lenoir, N.C., was organized in the interest of restoring Fort Defiance, the home of Revolutionary general and planter-entrepreneur William Lenoir (1751-1839) in Caldwell County, N.C. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, financial statements, and other records of Fort Defiance, Inc.|
|Creator||Fort Defiance, Inc.|
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Fort Defiance, Inc., of Lenoir, N.C., and its predecessor, the Fort Defiance Restoration Committee, were organized in the interest of restoring Fort Defiance, the home of Revolutionary general and planter-entrepreneur William Lenoir (1751-1839). Mildred McDowell Jones of Caldwell County, N.C., began lobbying for the restoration in 1964 and the project was completed in 1978. Other persons involved in the inception and administration of Fort Defiance, Inc. included Joe J. Steele, Earl Tate, Dennis Cook, Margaret Harper, Nancy Alexander, Anne Williams Gray, William S. Lamparter, G. Alex Bernhardt, David Flaherty, and Edwin S. Hartshorn.Back to Top
The collection is chiefly correspondence, minutes, financial statements, legal documents, and other records of Fort Defiance, Inc., of Lenoir, N.C. The documents are concerned with the restoration of the home of William Lenoir in Caldwell County, N.C. There are also some research notes, essays, newspaper clippings, and ephemera related to the project.Back to Top
|Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-4042/1|
Oversize papers (X-OPF-4042/1).Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top