Jun 262011

“This site is located on land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president.  The state historic site commemorates significant events in the Polk administration: the Mexican-American War, settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute, and the annexation of California.  Reconstructions of typical homestead buildings– a log house, separate kitchen, and barn– are authentically furnished.  The visitor center features a film on Polk’s life and exhibits on his family and tumultuous presidency.”  — Text from North Carolina Historic Sites, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Office of Archives & History.

Further details of this historic site are available at President James K. Polk: The Site.

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