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Commentary

For the Commentary section, historians offer explicit interpretations of the past. Commentaries are intended to spark historical discussions and questions; they do not necessarily reflect the views of the North Carolina History Project or its staff. Commentaries are frequently added.

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Hard-Living Tar Heel Charlie Poole A Pioneer of Banjo Music

During the early-1900s, Charlie Poole was a pioneer banjoist. His three-finger-style influenced later well-known musicians, and his group, North Carolina Ramblers, gained national fame. 

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