Archive for August, 2007

Following Will Sexton’s tip I looked at the Carolina Fruit Hills pamphlet published by the Seaboard Air Line Railway in the 1920s. Sadly, I saw no mention of bananas, but it’s still a fun read, and a nice piece of marketing work. The Seaboard Railway published many pamphlets like these encouraging development in Piedmont North […]

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This Month in North Carolina History On August 19, 1956, the first annual Highland Games were held at Grandfather Mountain. Even though the event was the first of its kind in the region it was an instant success: more than 10,000 people turned out to see performances of Scottish songs and dances and to watch […]

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