On 26 May 2009, we featured a project by the North Carolina State Archives and the North Carolina State Library, “North Carolina Family Records Online.” Well, we recently received word that over 300 additions have been made, mainly focusing on surnames that begin with the letters G-L.
Check it out.
On this day in 1897: President William McKinley, en route to Washington by train, arrives in Asheville for an overnight stay at the Biltmore House.
George W. Vanderbilt is out of the country and has left in charge E.J. Harding, who precipitates a minor flap by briefly refusing entrance to the White House press. “Mr. Vanderbilt does not like newspaper notoriety,” he explains, “and neither do I.”
Pictured: “Real photo” mirror/paperweight, early 1900s.