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Archive for March 30th, 2009

Take a moment and get acquainted with over 300 of the newest additions to the North Carolina Collection now listed on our “What’s New in the North Carolina Collection?” page.  From politics (Christensen, Rob. The Paradox of Tar Heel Politics: The Personalities, Elections, and Events That Shaped Modern North Carolina) to mystery (Lamb, Amanda. Deadly […]

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Professor Elisha Mitchell taught chemistry, mineralogy, and geology at UNC until he fell to his death trying to prove that Mt. Mitchell was the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River.  At the time, the mountain was called Black Dome, but was later renamed in Mitchell’s honor.  At a height of 6,684 ft., Mt. Mitchell […]

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