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Archive for May 15th, 2012

The North Carolina Collection Gallery exhibit on Chang and Eng Bunker, the original “Siamese twins,” continues to fascinate and intrigue visitors. Among the items on display are artifacts from Chang and Eng’s many years on tour, a time when they were presented as walking curiosities to paying spectators in town after town. Figurines and advertisements […]

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I learned a new word on Monday: “absquatulated.” I’m no scholar of journalism, but I’m assuming that the cost of this notice was not calculated by the number of characters used. [This image comes from the 20 May 1847 issued of the Hillsborough Recorder.]

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