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Archive for December 2nd, 2009

The Outer Banks in 1822

We just added a great coastal map from 1822 to the North Carolina Maps site. The “Chart of the coast of North Carolina comprising the three Capes Hatteras, Lookout, and Fear, with the Harbors of Ocracock, Beaufort, and Smithville,” by Robert H. B. Brazier, shows exactly why the waters off of North Carolina were known […]

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Death noted: Singer and folklorist Bess Lomax Hawes, age 88, in Portland, Oregon. Although best remembered (and understandably so!) for co-writing “M.T.A.,” the half-century-ago Kingston Trio hit, Hawes also did ambitious folklore advocacy for the National Endowment for the Arts from 1977 to 1992. In “Sing It Pretty: A Memoir” (2008) she recalled how “North Carolina, a long, thin […]

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