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Archive for June, 2007

This morning there was a bit of excitement over a postcard from the Barbour collection, which pictured several strapping young men of the 1910’s hanging out around a very large granite column capital. The message on the back of the card was written by Ed, a worker from a Mt. Airy granite quarry, who claimed […]

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Sunday’s Charlotte Observer ran an editorial about the Lewis Hine photographs of North Carolina mills that have been digitized by the Library of Congress. Hine was the staff photographer for the National Child Labor Committee and traveled the country in the early twentieth century documenting children at work in mills, factories, and on farms. Some […]

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June 1st marks the beginning of this year’s hurricane season, so I thought I’d look through the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina to see if I could find any descriptions of hurricanes in the 18th century. I found what can only have been a hurricane described in a letter from Alexander Stewart, Church […]

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