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Monday, 27 September 2021 11:05

OPINION: Mayberry fans seek solid ground

Before "The Andy Griffith Show," before nearby Pilot Mountain became the nucleus of a popular state park, Mount Airy had the Rock.

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CBS This Morning ran a segment on Mount Airy, Andy Griffith’s home town and the basis for the fictional Mayberry of the Andy Griffith Show. Ted Koppel explores why Mount Airy has become a booming tourist destination for people searching for Mayberry. The show, he points out, was an escape from the harsh reality of the 1960s and bore little resemblance to American society for many Americans.

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