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Archive for September 10th, 2010

Everything these days is green, environmentally friendly, or recycled. So, in an effort to recycle and love the environment, we are recycling a past “This Month in North Carolina History” for this month’s edition. The item was written by Harry McKown in 2004: September 1987 – The Blue Ridge Parkway. However, there’s another good reason […]

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Iron lung — what a name. The recent reissue of “Breath: Life in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung” by Martha Mason made me wonder about other surviving iron lungs. This one sure has a curious provenance. Even at the height of the polio epidemic, why would a “Charlotte Lifesaving Crew” need an iron lung? […]

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