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Archive for August, 2009

In response to the lopsided victory in favor of the Camel City in the Sanborn map vote a few weeks ago, we’ve begun to add maps of Winston-Salem to the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map section of North Carolina Maps. The first set of maps is from 1885, back before the cities were formally joined and […]

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There are two fun, new georeferenced maps on the NC Maps site that we wanted to share. The first is a map of the Battle of Bentonville from the Official Atlas of the Civil War.  The map is accurate enough, and the satellite image good enough, to be able to see how the landscape shaped […]

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The shad boat was originally designed in the 1870s by George Washington Creef, who can be seen standing next to the shad boats in the postcard above.  According to Lawrence E. Babits’ entry on shad boats in the Encyclopedia of North Carolina, Creef “combined traditional split-log techniques with conventional plank-on-frame construction” to produce a safe, […]

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“In 1937 a stone with several lines of inscription carved into it was found by Louis Hammond, who said he was just a tourist from California. While looking for hickory nuts off U.S. 17, he had found the stone in the woods near Edenton, not far from the Chowan River, about 65 miles west of […]

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I stumbled upon this image the other day (don’t you just love fortuitous discoveries?). It is a photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt in February, 1950. She is sitting in Danziger’s with (L to R) Charles Long, Ann Sanders, John Sanders, [ER], and William Geer. This image was copied in 1987 from the original owned by Edward […]

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Have you ever sat around and wondered how many milk cows North Carolina had in 1928? Have you ever wondered how many cows per person Alleghany County had in 1928? Or maybe Dare County? If so, you are in luck. The answers are below: The chart comes from the following pamphlet: Live-At-Home Week In The […]

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Found in the stacks: Vintage reading and phonics flashcards, published by Keith D. Holmes, a Professor of Education at East Carolina College in Greenville, N.C. in 1960. Call number C375.42 H75b.

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“It made me furious, it filled me with both hatred and pity, and it made me ashamed. Some one of us should have been there with her! I dawdled in Europe for nearly yet another year, held by my private life and my attempt to finish a novel, but it was on that bright afternoon […]

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“In 1919, a small group of men met in Atlanta to form the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), selecting Will Winton Alexander as their first director. North Carolina launched a state division in 1921. This month, Documenting the American South recognizes the 90th anniversary of the formation of this ground-breaking civil rights organization…” Read more […]

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Among the many curious characters depicted in the newly published Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America is Mary Price, a Rockingham County native and UNC-Chapel Hill graduate (journalism, ’31) who used her employment as secretary to columnist Walter Lippmann in the early 1940s to pass along information from his files to the Soviet Union. In […]

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