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“The most famous photo of the [1952 presidential] campaign came in Salisbury, North Carolina, when a crowd gathered around the train at 5:30 a.m. and began chanting for Eisenhower. “The general and his wife woke, groaned, put on their bathrobes and groped their way to the rear platform, where they waved back at the crowd. […]

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“When longtime resident Fred Helms, a 93-year-old lawyer, turns onto Queens Road West, he draws an appreciative breath and announces, ‘We are now entering …  the most beautiful residential street in the world.’ ” – From “Charlotte’s Magnificent Mile” (Sept. 17, 1989) (Beautiful, but not indestructible. Less than a week after this story appeared in […]

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“The funeral train plunged through the darkness [on April 14, 1945], changing engines and crews again at Salisbury, North Carolina, where 8,000 people (including 145 honor guards from Fort Bragg), stood in silence — and presented still another floral wreath. Sometime after midnight, the train rumbled through Greensboro. The countryside between the big cities was […]

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