IN RECOGNITION OF THE 225TH BIRTHDAY OF ROBESON COUNTY, NC
(Extensions of Remarks - September 13, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1513]
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       IN RECOGNITION OF THE 225TH BIRTHDAY OF ROBESON COUNTY, NC

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                           HON. LARRY KISSELL

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, September 13, 2012

  Mr. KISSELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Robeson County, 
NC, and the celebration of its 225th Birthday. Incorporated in 1787 
from Bladen County, Robeson, North Carolina's largest county, is home 
to roughly 134,000 residents. Named after Colonel Thomas Robeson of the 
Revolutionary War, it boasts a rich American history. Col. Robeson 
served as one of the leaders at the Battle of Elizabethtown, an 
important battle won by the American patriots.
  Robeson County is also home to the Lumbee American Indian tribe, and 
according to the U.S. Census, has the ninth largest population of 
American Indians in the United States, making up 38% of the population. 
Robeson County is truly a diverse county. Robeson is also home to the 
University of North Carolina at Pembroke, a historically Native 
American college.
  Today, I ask all Members of Congress to join me in honoring Robeson 
County and its citizens, as irreplaceable assets to North Carolina, the 
state which I am proud to represent.

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