High Point, North Caronlina, makes no claims of being the highest--it merely claims to be high. It also happens to have the same name as the highest point in New Jersey. It doesn't really seem to me to be significantly higher than the rest of the Piedmont Triad, but it more than makes up for it with its large furniture.
High Point is "The Home Furinshings Capital of the World," and in April and October, it hosts the International Home Furnishings Market, the "Detroit Auto Show" of the furniture industry. Unfortunately, not working in the furniture industry myself, I can't actually go to the Market, but there are two giant chests of drawers to visit. On BL-85 attached to the Furnitureland South building is a giant chest of drawers. You enter through its legs.
That one may be bigger, but the classic High Point chest of drawers is still much better. It's only about three stories tall--one story per drawer--but it has two socks hanging out of the middle drawer to honor the North Carolina textile industry.
I met a couple from Florida who were also there to commune with the world's largest chest of drawers. After taking my picture standing in front of it, they asked if I knew about the Furnitureland South chest of drawers. I said that I did, and then I asked if they knew of the giant Duncan Phyfe chair in nearby Thomasville. They were very disappointed since they had just come from Thomasville and hadn't seen "The Chair."
Also on this trip I drove on Business 85 for the first time (in North Carolina) and I sampled some North Carolina barbecue in High Point at Henry James Barbecue. Unfortunately, I didn't find "The (Barbecued) Wings of the Dove" on the menu.
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