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Archive for September, 2008

Wachovia, North Carolina

The recent purchase of Wachovia Bank, discussed by Stephen below, will likely mark the disappearance of a historic North Carolina name from the corporate landscape. Wachovia was the name of the region in central North Carolina that was originally settled by the Moravians in the 1750s. The land was purchased from Earl Granville, and named […]

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Wachovia Loan and Trust Company

Charlotte-based Wachovia Corporation finds itself in the news today as Citigroup is buying out a major portion of Wachovia’s operations as part of the ongoing financial upheaval.  I headed to the Forsyth County folders in the photographic archives’ North Carolina County Collection to see what might be of interest to mark this eventful day in […]

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The North Carolina Collection and the NCC Gallery held a very nice event last night, focusing on the Gallery’s current exhibit, “SOAPBOXES AND TREE STUMPS: Political Campaigning in North Carolina.” Lew Powell, forum editor for the Charlotte Observer and donor of the Lew Powell Memorabilia Collection, gave a gallery talk, highlighting items from his collection […]

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From now until November 4, we are going to share with our readers some of the political ephemera and memorabilia that the NC Collection collects and maintains. Today’s feature is a pamphlet from the 1968 Democratic primary race for lieutenant governor, which featured the first female candidate for that position, Margaret Harper. Prior to running, […]

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My research for an exhibition this coming February has led me to a pamphlet, Small Farms in “The Great Winter Garden” published in or about 1915 by the Carolina Trucking Development Company, owed by Hugh MacRae, in Wilmington. The pamphlet’s purpose is to describe and offer for sale farms and homes owned by the company—with […]

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Avast, ye lovers of Carolina! This day, bein’ the Nineteenth of September, is mark’d as one where Ye Best to Talk like the Swashbucklers of Old, and the North Carolina Collection wants to help ye in yer endeavors. Practice yer pirate speak with our vast collection of Pirate Lore! Is it lusty affairs ye be […]

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Sanitation in Sampson County, 1914

Forgive me for bringing down the typically high level of discourse on this blog, but I have a question about toilets. The fascinating Map of Salemburg community: from April 15 to Oct. 1, 1914 looks at the changing sanitary conditions of households in 1914, most likely in response to an outbreak of hookworm in the […]

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Where The Heel?, Part VI

Time for another installment of “Where the Heel?.” Can you identify the location of this monument? If so, leave your guess in the “Leave a Reply” portion of the entry.

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Remembering Cliffside

Loyal NCM reader Kevin Cherry recently pointed out a website dedicated to the history of Cliffside, North Carolina, a mill village in southeastern Rutherford County. The website, Remember Cliffside, is maintained by the Cliffside Historical Society and contains photos, transcribed letters, maps, historical articles, and other memorabilia of the community.

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Roads?

If you’re like me, you’re having a blast surfing around the new North Carolina Maps digital project. However, all of the great information on these maps can be a little overwhelming at times. One website that we have found to be particularly useful in figuring out information about North Carolina roads is NCRoads.com Annex: More […]

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