Several new titles were just added to New in the North Carolina Collection. To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the New in the North Carolina Collection tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in the University Library Catalog, and all titles are available for use in the Wilson Special Collections Library.
The first telephone exchange in the state opened in Raleigh in 1879. Service to less urban areas came slowly – Mocksville’s began in 1904. If I’m reading this 1919 receipt correctly, it shows that a three-minute call from Sanford Motor Co. in Mocksville to C. L. Sharp Co., a produce dealer in Winston-Salem, cost 30 cents.
“The American Tobacco Company introduced Milo Violets in 1918 for women who wished to assert their independence and decide for themselves which cigarettes they would be smoking. Milo Violets were perfumed and had gold tips, a signal that they were designed exclusively for women….”
Manufactured in “Factory No. 30 / Dist. of North Carolina”– and still carrying a hint of perfume.
“The Junior Ranger program is a fun way to learn more about our park and how you can help protect it — just like our park rangers! You can explore the many stories of our island of adventure and discovery and help us keep Fort Raleigh National Historic Site clean and safe for all visitors….
“To become an official Roanoke Ranger and earn a Fort Raleigh badge, you will need to attend a ranger program or watch the movie, and complete the pages of the Roanoke Ranger Activity Book assigned to your age.
“When you have finished, go to the visitor center desk and discuss some of your answers with the ranger or volunteer. Take the oath, and receive your badge!”
— From “Be A Junior Ranger!”