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Archive for October 15th, 2009

NC State Fair Opens Today!

The 2009 N.C. State Fair opens today! Visit http://www.ncstatefair.org/2009/ for more information. This photographic postcard shows a winning stalk of Simpkins’ Prolific cotton seed, and the card’s caption mentions that it won the first place premium at the 1910 state fair. The NCC has a run of NC State Fair premiums, rules, and regulations. I’m […]

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“From the end of Reconstruction until 1890, Confederate veterans held a majority of the best offices in the Southern states…. Confederate generals held 18 of the seats in the 45th Congress, 1877-1879, with 49 other seats from the South held by lower-ranking soldiers and sailors…. “The last Confederate veteran to serve in Congress was Major […]

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