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Archive for September, 2007

New Towns on NC Postcards Site

Postcards from the following towns — the first for each one — have recently been added to the North Carolina Postcards digital collection: Morven Mortimer Mount Gilead Mount Pleasant Murfreesboro Murphy Linville Falls Buffalo City Currie Marion Wendell Nags Head

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Milk in the Office

For those of you looking to get more work out of your staff, here’s a suggestion we found in the 1947 Industrial Directory for Burlington & Alamance County.

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Postcard collector Durwood Barbour and the North Carolina Postcards digital collection were recently featured on Brian Shrader’s Siteseeing Blog on WRAL.com.

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Intelligent Bathing

This afternoon in the stacks I stumbled across an odd little pamphlet entitled “Baths for Health and Pleasure.” It was issued by the Bath Department of Dr. Carroll’s Sanitarium in Asheville, probably in the early 1900s. The foreword to the pamphlet explains that “The potency of intelligent bathing, as a force for health and beauty, […]

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Curious, But Not Truly Weird

As was mentioned in an earlier post, the North Carolina Collection Gallery was included in the new book North Carolina Curiosities. Sadly, not even the presence of a copy of Napoleon’s death mask was enough to get the Gallery included in Roger Manley’s, Weird Carolinas. Maybe because Manley’s book includes both Carolinas, the competition was […]

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Happy Birthday, Lafayette

Today marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier Lafayette. The Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, visited North Carolina on his tour of the United States in 1824. After stops in Halifax and Raleigh, he made his first visit to Fayetteville, the […]

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This Month in North Carolina History People began arriving as early as seven o’clock in the morning at the parking area at Newfound Gap on the North Carolina-Tennessee border. It was the second of September 1940 and a fine, clear, breezy day at the crest of the Smoky Mountains. By mid-morning there was no space […]

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