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Archive for November, 2015

Turkey Timbales from Recipes for gourmet eating : a compilation of favorite tested recipes of housewives of Greenville and out of town friends. Tokyo Turkey Toss from Company’s coming : a recipe collection from North Carolinians who enjoy company coming. Grapefruit and Turkey Salad from What’s left is right : what to do with leftovers […]

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“In [a ‘Voices of the White South’ article in Life magazine in 1956] a 38-year-old white sharecropper in North Carolina summed up his support of segregation and his views on his black neighbors and fellow farmers this way: “ ‘We’re working to own our farm. We want to hurry up and get someplace. But they […]

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“The Yale and Harvard football teams played (?) at Springfield, Mass., last Saturday a match game which was little short of a free fight. Of the 22 men engaged, six were taken off the field injured, and… one lay for seven minutes on the field unconscious…. “Excepting the bullfights of Mexico and Cuba, there has […]

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Chiffon Pumpkin Pie from Out of our league. Mother’s Shredded Sweet Potato Pie from Supper’s at six and we’re not waiting! Pumpkin Pie from The Charlotte cookbook. Creamy Sweet Potato Pie from Granny’s drawers : four generations of family favorites. Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie from A dash of Down East. Sweet Potato Pie with Spices […]

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade enjoys the title for the nation’s most famous Thanksgiving parade, but North Carolina‘s most well-loved Thanksgiving Parade is surely Carolinas’ Carrousel. Our November Artifacts of the Month are two commemorative Carrousel buttons. Carolinas’ Carrousel began in 1947 and quickly attained big-deal status. In 1950, celebrity cowboy Hopalong Cassidy led the parade, […]

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“In 1850, a strange package arrived at the North Carolinian [in Fayetteville]. It contained a letter and what appeared to be the rotting organ of an animal. “ ‘The piece which was left with us,’ the editors wrote, ‘has been examined with two of the best microscopes in the place,’ and certainly contained blood. ‘It […]

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“[In 1971 the Grateful Dead] tour stopped at Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke University….Eric Greenspan was the student responsible for booking the show, which included the Dead, the Beach Boys and the Butterfield Blues Band. It was his first large outdoor event, and he was ill prepared. The stage was low and had no roof, […]

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“Sen. Robert Reynolds, a Democrat from North Carolina and an outspoken opponent of Jewish migration, claimed Jews were ‘systematically building a Jewish empire in this country,’ and often argued that Jews were alien to American culture. ‘Let Europe take care of its own people,’ Reynolds argued. ‘We cannot care for our own, to say nothing […]

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“[Floyd] McKissick’s team was never able to lure major industry to Soul City, but two industries did end up landing there after McKissick left. One was hazardous waste: Warren County notoriously became the place where North Carolina decided to dump tons of untreated, PCB-tainted soil in a landfill near Soul City. Black residents protested this […]

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Several new titles 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 […]

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