Learn About the Rapunzel Club and More with the Yearbook Photo of the Week

I wonder if these young women spent much time hanging out of windows?

The Rapunzel Club, from Weaver College in 1926, is the latest Yearbook Photo of the Week on the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center’s Facebook page. Become a fan of the NC Digital Heritage Center to keep up with news, featured collections, and other highlights from DigitalNC.org.

Ngram Viewer is back, and it’s taking (N.C.) names

It’s been a while since I last dumped a batch of North Caroliniana into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, that instantaneous measure of phrase frequency over the decades.

Caveat e-lector: This is data at its rawest — conclusions should be jumped to for entertainment purposes only.

Here goes:

— Duke lacrosse vs. Duke football and Duke basketball

— Grandfather Mountain vs. Cold Mountain

— Oprah Winfrey vs. Michael Jordan and Colin Powell

— Charlotte North Carolina vs. Raleigh North Carolina

— Southern fried chicken vs. Buffalo wings and Chicken McNuggets