Summer recipes from the collection.

Though it’s felt like the middle of summer for the last two weeks, summer doesn’t officially start until this Saturday, June 21.  Here are a few recipes to get you in a summer time mood.

Summer Squash - Cook Book

Summer Squash from Cook book.

Summer Spritz-Cooking with Berries

Summer Spritz from Cooking with berries.

Summer Garden Custard Pie - Mountain Country Cooking

Summer Garden Custard Pie from Mountain country cooking : a gathering of the best recipes from the Smokies to the Blue Ridge.

Summer Pie - Welkom

Summer Pie from Welkom : Terra Ceia cookbook III, a collection of recipes.

Summer Herbed Tomatoes-Good Eatin' from Duke Memorial

Summer Herbed Tomatoes from Good eatin’ from Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina.

Summer Fruit Salad - Tarheels Cooking for Ronald's Kids

Summer Fruit Salad from Tarheels cooking for Ronald’s kids.

Summer Lime and Blueberry Fruit Tart - Mountain Elegance

Summer Lime and Blueberry Fruit Tart from Mountain elegance : a collection of favorite recipes.

Ouch! Suppressing the vote, Anson County, 1773

“In Regulator-controlled Anson County, North Carolina, during the balloting in 1773, ‘sundry evil-disposed persons’ stationed themselves several feet in front of the courthouse and stopped ‘the freeholders on their way to the Table,’ asking ‘who they intended to vote for.’

“Those who opposed the Regulator candidates were ‘obstructed and hindered…some them being violently pushed back, others of them pulled back by the hair of their heads; and others so rudely and violently treated that great numbers… were detered from voting.'”

— From “Voting in Provincial America: A Study of Elections in the Thirteen Colonies, 1689-1776” by Robert J. Dinkin (1977)