User talk:JimmyCraig

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Moved post[edit]

You posted this on Wikipedia talk:Talk page guidelines:

Financial Reasons Behind the Foundation of The State of Franklin

I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and (like everyone else in school there at that time) had a one-hour class daily in junior high school (8th grade) on the subject of North Carolina History. I was in this class in 1956-57 and my teacher was a certain Mr. Lee (I have no idea what the rest of his name was). I wrote a term paper later that discussed the State of Franklin. I did research for the paper in the Charlotte Public Library, and my research included conversations with older North Carolina residents as well. I remember quite clearly that many of my respondents repeated this same story about money and Franklin, although it could not have been from personal experience.

One of the most important financial reasons for the State of Franklin's formation was the loss of farming revenue through taxes levied by the State of North Carolina on corn alcohol produced in Franklin. The problem for the Franklinites was that transporting corn as grain out of the mountains from the Franklin area was prohibitively expensive (it took a lot of wagons to move all the corn, actually more wagon than were available). Their solution was to turn the grain into alcohol ("white lightning" today, I suppose) which they could transport with only a few wagons, and still get a reasonable return for their grain. That was the case until the State of North Carolina was running out of money and started taxing the Franklin liquid corn. The Franklinites became so angry that they almost succeeded in seceding from North Carolina.

That is the (uncorroborated) story that I learned in school and from my non-scientific research.

JimmyCraig (talk) 17:55, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

- I am uncertain where you meant to place this, but the page you put it on was the wrong venue for discussing this. KillerChihuahua?!?Advice 18:01, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

You may be interested in editing the article State of Franklin. KillerChihuahua?!?Advice 18:06, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks - I discovered that after I had put it in the talk guidelines, but you were too fast for me, I went back to remove it and it was already gone! It was slated for State of Franklin and is now there. JimmyCraig (talk) 18:12, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Excellent! No worries then. KillerChihuahua?!?Advice 18:17, 13 August 2009 (UTC)