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Archive for May, 2012

From Hyde County Cook Book. From Carolina Cooking. From Buffet Benny’s Family Cookbook: Recipes, Stories & Poems from the Appalachian Mountains. From Dixie Dishes.

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“Only one man has ever done …the walk from Panama to Colombia: …Richard Tewkesbury, 10 years ago, and he nearly died the first time he tried. He is a little mathematics teacher from [Harding High School in] Charlotte, North Carolina, and he is the only man in the world who has crossed the Darien jungle […]

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On Saturday, the 21st of May, 1870, the Conservative Party of Caswell County met in Convention, at the Court-house of the county, to nominate candidates to represent the county in the next Legislature and for county officers, and on an occasion of the kind it is to be presumed that many persons would be present, […]

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On this day in 1916: Woodrow Wilson visits Charlotte for Meck Dec Day. “A hearty cheer greeted the president as he left the train, and he smiled warmly and doffed his silk hat in response,” The Observer reports. “Southern crowds are not much on cheering except when ‘Dixie’ is played; they usually prefer to gaze […]

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Great Alamance Camp May 16, 1771 In answer to your Petition, I am to acquaint you that I have ever been attentive to the true Interest of this Country, and to that of every Individual residing within it. I lament the fatal Necessity to which you have now reduced me, by withdrawing yourselves from the […]

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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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The North Carolina Symphony played its first concert at Hill Hall in Chapel Hill on May 14, 1932. Lamar Stringfield conducted 48 musicians hailing from 11 communities throughout the state. The N.C. Symphony garnered state support in 1943 when the N.C. General Assembly passed the “horn tooter” bill, which provided $2000 yearly from 1943-1945.

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An enlightening  “I Was Wrong” from Civil War blogger Michael C. Hardy: “I was digging around and came across something that I’ve been telling folks did not happen: escaped slaves on the ‘underground railroad’ in western North Carolina…. “It’s not so much that it did not happen, it is just that it VERY seldom happened. […]

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Can a list of  “The 20 best small towns in America” really include none in North Carolina? So says Smithsonian magazine. What say Miscellany readers?  

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