Fried chicken recipes from the collection.

Somehow in the years we’ve been posting recipes from our cookbook collection, we have never done a dedicated fried chicken post.  Today we rectify this affront to our southern heritage!

Southern fried chicken poem - Kitchen Kapers

Poem from Kitchen Kapers.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken - Well, Shut My Mouth!

Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Well, shut my mouth! : the Sweet Potatoes Restaurant cookbook.

Chickens Fried With Cream-The Young Housewife's Counsellor and Friend

Chickens Fried with Cream from The young housewife’s counsellor and friend : containing directions in every department of housekeeping; including the duties of wife and mother.

Lazy Man's Fried Chicken - Best of the Best

Lazy Man’s Fried Chicken from Best of the best from North Carolina : selected recipes from North Carolina’s favorite cookbooks.

Fantastic Fried Chicken - Mountain Elegance

Fantastic Fried Chicken from Mountain elegance : a collection of favorite recipes.

Fried chicken - Hyde County Cookbook

Fried Chicken from Hyde County cook book.

Almond-Fried Chicken-Love Yourself Cookbook

Almond Fried Chicken from Love yourself cookbook : easy recipes for one or two.

Fried Chicken-Hallelujah! The Welcome Table

Fried Chicken from Hallelujah! the welcome table : a lifetime of memories with recipes.

Pamlico schoolchildren get to ride in ‘rabbit box’

On this day in 1917: Pamlico County inaugurates North Carolina’s first motorized school bus service. Previously the few state schools that ferried children used horse-drawn vehicles.

School officials have concluded that it will be cheaper to pay $1,379 for a bus to haul 26 pupils from 7 miles away than to open a second school.

Children are seated on long plank benches along each side of the bus, inspiring the nickname “rabbit box.”