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Archive for April, 2010

During the month of April, we uploaded quite a few new towns to the NC postcards website.  Be sure to check them out! Coats, Harnett County Cramerton, Gaston County Loray, Iredell County Randleman, Randolph County Rich Square, Northampton County Salemburg, Sampson County Valdese, Burke County Winterville, Pitt County Zirconia, Henderson County

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Back when a visit from Tiger Woods didn’t evoke such conflicted feelings, he spent four days training with the Green Berets to better understand what his father, Earl, had experienced at Fort Bragg 40 years earlier. This plastic tag was issued for a golf exhibition  Woods gave afterward.

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I’m a little late on this (so late, in fact, that I missed the birthday cake they served up), but I did want to point it out. Though I missed the cake, I did pick up several packets of Zinnia seeds (see above). On the back is the following quote: “He liked to sit just […]

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“Ever since Richard M. Weaver wrote his bracing conservative manifesto in 1948, ‘Ideas Have Consequences,’ the title phrase has been a guiding maxim for the movement.” – From The New York Times, April 27, 2010 “Weaver found himself, far from his beloved Weaverville, North Carolina, in cruel, heartless, philistine Chicago [teaching at the University of […]

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Whenever I was stung by a bee as a child, I remember my dad breaking open a cigarette, taking a little of the tobacco out, wetting it in his mouth, and packing it around the site of the sting. I always thought it was a little unusual and a bit icky, but I honestly can’t […]

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On this day in 1940: John F. Kennedy, on the verge of graduating from Harvard and writing the best-selling “Why England Slept,” visits Charlotte for the wedding of an old girlfriend. Frances Ann Cannon, a member of the well-known textile family, marries John Hersey, future author of “Hiroshima.” Kennedy dated Miss Cannon for a year […]

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“The ownership of church property provoked bitter controversy [during Reconstruction]. A case in point: the Front Street Methodist Church in Wilmington, North Carolina,  whose congregation before the war numbered about 1,400, two-thirds of them black. “When Union soldiers occupied the city early in 1865, the black members informed Rev. L. S. Burkhead ‘that they did […]

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We have several postcards of what appears to be a frequent sight on Raleigh’s Fayetteville Street:  Aunt Betsey Holmes riding in her carriage.  The carriage is pulled by a bull, not a horse, and so the postcards often contain puns relating to her preferred mode of transportation:  “automobull“ and “horseless carriage” are the two most […]

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“North Carolina last week was upset because its fifth-grade pupils were learning State history out of a book (“North Carolina Yesterday & Today” by Jule B. Warren) which declared that: ” ‘ — Congress elected George Washington… President.’ (The electors, not Congress, did so.) ” — Joseph Martin had fought in the Mexican War in […]

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Though today’s News and Observer reminds us that President Obama’s weekend visit to Asheville is “officially none of our business,” I thought I would at least share some postcard images of the famous hotel. Click on the image above to see more. Also, in case you were wondering what other presidents had spent the night […]

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