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Archive for October, 2008

Verities Of Golf

Way back in October 2005, Nick Graham posted an entry on Alamance Plaid. Just a little over two years later, here’s my response to Nick’s post. Written by Alexander W. McAlister, The Eternal Verities of Golf is a “study in philosophy and the ancient game.” It dispenses bits of wisdom like “forgetting the things which […]

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Price Of Barbecue

Two things have been weighing on my mind recently: the economy and barbecue. I’ll tell you why. First, the economy is obvious. I read nothing but bad news every time I open the newspaper or look at CNN. Second, the BBQ song we posted a few weeks ago reminded me that I haven’t eaten any […]

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Political Ephemera

Throughout this election season, I’ve been sharing some of the North Carolina Collection’s wonderful collection of political ephemera (I hope you’ve enjoyed). I’m sharing another piece today; the image to the right is a list of Republican Party candidates for state office in 1884. However, I’d also like to turn this posting into a solicitation […]

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Nick’s post earlier today reminded me of the photograph in the North Carolina County Collection you see above.  The caption on the back of the photograph reads, “Early and late method of grinding corn in Hyde Co N.C.  Mill on edge of lake Mattamuskeet.”  The photograph was donated by the family of Collier Cobb, who […]

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New Holland, N.C.

Some of my favorite maps in the North Carolina Maps project are maps of towns and communities that never existed. One of the most detailed by far is a map of New Holland, in Hyde County. Planned for the southern shore of Lake Mattamuskeet, New Holland was planned around 1910 by a company that wanted […]

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Is A Yam Really A Yam?

During a time of much debating in our country, here is one that hits close to home: sweet potato vs. yam…what’s really on your Thanksgiving table? “A yam is a yam is a yam.  Unless it is a sweet potato” points out Andrea Weigl in her October 15th News and Observer article, “Sweet Potato Lie“. […]

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I just found this adorable drawing on the back of postcard and decided it warranted a post on this gray, Friday afternoon.  Enjoy, and have a good weekend!

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We recently uploaded our first postcard of Swannanoa, NC!  Check out North Carolina Postcards to see if your town or county is represented.

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Blackbeard In Color

With the current state of the economy, I’m guessing that many parents will be crafting homemade costumes for Halloween. So, the North Carolina Collection is doing its part to help those parents make “accurate” Blackbeard attire for their little pirates. The image comes from the following pamphlet in the NC Collection: Black Beard, or, The […]

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To commemorate National Family History Month, Documenting the American South highlights several slave narratives that preserve family histories, lineages, and traditions. Read more about the highlight here.

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