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On this day in 1994: Pat Crawford, last surviving member of the famed “Gashouse Gang” — the 1934 world champion St. Louis Cardinals — dies at a Morehead City nursing home at age 91. Crawford had been the top pinch-hitter for the Gashouse Gang, named for the club’s rambunctious style. Unlike such teammates as Pepper […]

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On this day in 1879: Winds of 135 mph and tides 4 feet above normal hit the North Carolina coast. “Beaufort and Morehead City are classed as ruined . . . completely wrecked,” reports the Raleigh Daily News. Only two lives are lost, both in rescue attempts, but the storm destroys Beaufort’s landmark three-story Atlantic […]

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“James Ferguson, a witness for the prosecution, told of finding a letter floating in the water near Morehead City, North Carolina. The letter was in cipher. A translation of the letter, addressed to ‘John’ and dated April 15, was read into the court record. “The letter makes coded references to killing Lincoln and others, including […]

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