1922: Tar Heels lead nation in proliferation

“[Secretary of Commerce Herbert] Hoover’s Bureau of Census has  issued the cradle and grave statistics for 1922.

“The birthrate drops, especially in the professional classes of native American stock….  The highest rate was 30.2 − in North Carolina; the lowest was 18 − in the State of Washington.”

— From Time magazine, June 18, 1923