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“Is Andy Griffith our Robert Burns? One should argue Whitman or Poe, or even Frost, makes for a richer comparison. Certainly self-invented Whitman, who loved Burns, is the triumphant American version — yet the Whitman house in Camden, New Jersey, receives scant visitors. The same is true for Poe’s tidy home in Baltimore, now temporarily […]

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– The last word on Tar Heel Bread? – Philanthropic apples drop far from High Point tree. – Was Asheville really part of  Walt Disney‘s world? – Whistling’s “electric Dylan” moment. – Unlikely Confederates:  Sons of Chang and Eng. – One less drive-in movie, one more display lot for metal buildings and carports. – Wouldn’t  […]

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“”The WPA gave its enemies more ammunition than they needed in tiny Mount Airy, North Carolina, when workers there built a lake that proved not to have a water source. “Sardonic stories in the press described the 200-yard-long, 40-foot-thick dam of native rock and concrete holding back a six-inch puddle, the order placed for 30,000 […]

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This week’s speculation over the identity of Clyde Hoey (and a camera-shy Harry Truman?) brought to mind shorpy.com, “a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s” (’60s, actually). Some are familiar (Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange), but others may surprise. Some North Carolina examples: – Petersburg provost marshal’s office, 1864 […]

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