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Archive for October, 2006

UNC in NYC

While we all know about Sherman’s march through the Carolinas, we were not as familiar with North Carolina’s November 12, 1949 invasion of New York City. On that day, slightly over 37,000 zealous Tar Heels descended on New York for the football game between UNC and Notre Dame in the unlikely setting of Yankee Stadium. […]

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Scribner’s has recently published a new edition of Thomas Wolfe’s classic coming-of-age novel, Look Homeward, Angel. This edition includes nice appreciations of the book by two contemporary novelists of the North Carolina mountains, Charles Frazier and Robert Morgan.

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Lost Colony Still Lost

Today’s News & Observer has a story about the continued search for archaeological evidence of the “lost colony” on Roanoke Island. To aid their efforts, I thought I’d present a map showing exactly what the island looked like when the British colonists landed in 1585: Okay, so maybe it’s not going to be the key […]

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From the Joyner Library at East Carolina University comes a very useful tool for finding and using topographic maps – the TopoNC Map Database. TopoNC allows keyword searching for places (including crossroads, subdivisions, towns and cities) and features (such as rivers, swamps, mountains, bays, and forests). Click on the link for more information and to […]

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State Fair

The North Carolina State Fair opens this week. I found this postcard from the 1912 fair in the postcard collection in the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.

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Sunday’s Raleigh News and Observer reported the interesting news that a section of Charles Frazier’s new novel, Thirteen Moons, will be translated into Cherokee. Apparently, it will be the first novel ever to be published in that language. The majority of publications in the Cherokee language appeared in the 1840s and 1850s, many the work […]

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