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Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wachovia Center Skyscraper
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Winston-Salem is known for its tobacco and cigarette production.  The city was formed from the two smaller towns of Winston and Salem. 

Winston was founded in 1849 and named after a Revolutionary War hero.  Salem was founded in 1753.  The name comes from the Hebrew word Shalom, meaning peace.  The two towns were joined by the post office in 1889, and were officially joined with a hyphen in 1913. 

Many business ventures were started in Winston-Salem, including Wachovia bank.