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Archive for November, 2008

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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A brief notice in yesterday’s New York Times brought the exciting news that Look Homeward, Angel, the play based on Thomas Wolfe’s 1929 novel, is returning the Broadway. While attempts to make a movie out of the autobiographical story set in western North Carolina have repeatedly failed, the play by Ketti Frings has been very […]

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Hobo to Presidential Advisor

We got a request recently for a copy of a dissertation done at the University of North Carolina in 1928. Because of its age and condition we decided to digitize it rather than try to photocopy it. Therefore you will be able to find a digital copy of “A study of mob action in the […]

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The Moravians Come To Bethabara

Check out Harry McKown’s latest entry in the “This Month in North Carolina History” series. For November, Harry examines the beginnings of the Moravian Church in North Carolina, with his entry “The Moravians Come to Bethabara.”

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St. Pauls Postcard

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

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