Greensboro Essential Info

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Greensboro is a city in North Carolina. It is named after Nathanael Greene, a Patriot general who fought a battle here during the Revolutionary War. Population is about 250,000. The famous author William Sydney Porter, better known as O. Henry, was born here. It can be sleepy and genteel but is enjoying a newfound reputation as a great place for young people. Downtown especially is experiencing a surfeit of bars, music venues and restaurants.

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Fun Facts

  1. Lunsford Richardson developed a number of home remedies under the name "Vicks” while working in Greensboro.
  2. The Barn Dinner Theater, opened in 1964, is the oldest continuously running dinner theater in the United States.
  3. Robert De Niro reportedly acted at The Barn in Greensboro, until he was fired in the middle of a show.
  4. Before 1895, Greensboro was spelled Greensborough.
  5. Greensboro is home to Mack Trucks.

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