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Archive for November 11th, 2008

Tar Heel Treasures

If you haven’t done so already, check out WRAL’s “Tar Heel Treasures.” From Scaly Mountain General Store to the Bogue Inlet Pier, it’s a great way to view North Carolina.

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I’m afraid Veteran’s Day would be over before I could sort out the story behind this photograph.  On the surface it’s pretty straight forward: the caption on the back of the photograph reads, “Rep. G. A. Barden addresses Armistice Day celebration, Jacksonville, 1946.”  Neither of the two Jacksonville newspapers covered the story, which is a […]

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Among the recent additions to the North Carolina Maps project are several excellent detailed maps of North Carolina towns published by O.W. Gray & Son in Philadelphia in the late 19th century. These maps show an impressive amount of detail of downtown areas, including the names of businesses, schools, churches, and property owners. The O.W. […]

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