Curious, But Not Truly Weird

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As was mentioned in an earlier post, the North Carolina Collection Gallery was included in the new book North Carolina Curiosities. Sadly, not even the presence of a copy of Napoleon’s death mask was enough to get the Gallery included in Roger Manley’s, Weird Carolinas. Maybe because Manley’s book includes both Carolinas, the competition was just too great.

Despite this snub to our great Gallery, the University here at Chapel Hill did merit inclusion in Weird Carolinas. Like so many other people, Manley was taken by the story of the unsuccessful UNC applicant Peter Dromgoole and the secret society that built its meeting place, Gimghoul Castle on the site of his fatal duel.

2 thoughts on “Curious, But Not Truly Weird”

  1. Angelia:

    The images in the header rotate, but the one to which you probably are referring is this one:

    Textile workers in Greensboro inspect finished cloth. This undated photograph is thought to have been taken at the Proximity Manufacturing Company. North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    You can read more about the image headers at About the Headers.

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