Archive for June 21st, 2011

The stables of Bennehan Cameron were legendary throughout the Southeast. At the death of his father in 1891, Cameron (1854-1925) inherited about 6,200 acres, which included the plantations of Stagville and Fairntosh in Orange and Durham counties. Although he helped organize the First National Bank of Durham and was an early advocate for good roads, […]

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What is it about North Carolina and Siamese twins? First came Chang and Eng (1811-1874), who were born in Siam, now Thailand, [corrected] and died in Surry County. Then Millie-Christine (1851-1912), who were born and died in Columbus County. Most recently British-born Daisy and Violet Hilton (1908-1969), who lived out their last years  weighing produce […]

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