Archive for September 1st, 2009

The Birth Of O. Henry

Read Harry McKown’s latest installment in the ever-popular This Month in North Carolina History series—”The Birth of O. Henry.”

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This Month in North Carolina History Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, North Carolina, is the final resting place for Thomas Wolfe, Asheville native and North Carolina’s most famous author. It is perhaps less well known that Riverside also contains the grave of William Sydney Porter who, under the pen name O. Henry, had gained a national […]

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I noticed this postcard the other day, and I’m posting it not for what it shows, but for what it doesn’t—the enormous brick and metal fence that now encloses the whole city block. This postcard is dated ca. 1912. I wonder when the fence was added?

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