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“I was born and reared in a major tobacco-growing and manufacturing state, Virginia, and was educated and lived for a long time in an even more important tobacco state, North Carolina. In that environment it was difficult not to be seduced at an early age into making cigarettes part of one’s way of life. “Back […]

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The North Carolina Collection Gallery has a new exhibit — From Frock Coats to Flip-Flops: 100 Years of Fashion at Carolina — open through June 5, 2016. While these two pieces have fifty years between them, they share the same Carolina spirit. The sweater is from the 1920s, and the overalls are from the early […]

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The proof is in the pudding!

Image from Kitchen kapers. Grapenut Pudding and Baked Chocolate Pudding from Cook book. Henrietta Pudding from The young housewife’s counsellor and friend : containing directions in every department of housekeeping; including the duties of wife and mother. Corn Pudding from The Pantry shelf : 1907-1982. Chicken Pudding from Just like Grandma used to make. Apple Macaroon Pudding from Carolina cooking. Delicate Lemon Pudding from Count our blessings : 75 years […]

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“As early as 1848 local leaders had advocated [according to Greensboro’s Whig newspaper] ‘a Monument erected to the memory of [Gen. Nathanael] Greene, and devoted to the perpetual Union of these States.’ Who could object to such a monument, ‘connected as it is with the South?’ …. “Unlike the memorials at other Southern battlefields, that […]

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“[Charlotte’s] Baptists, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians counted on [Harry] Golden to provide the Jewish view on everything from Noah’s ark to Israel bonds. “True, it was sometimes irritating to give his all to a speech in  front of an appreciative church audience only to be asked afterward if he knew ‘Mr. Cohen, who lived next door […]

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Image from The Progressive farmer’s southern cookbook. Martha’s Company Casserole from Columbus County cookbook II. Aunt Jannie’s Company Potatoes from Count our blessings : 75 years of recipes and memories / Myers Park Presbyterian Church. Company Chicken from Company’s coming : a recipe collection from North Carolinians who enjoy company coming. Secret Company Soup from Out of our league. Make-Ahead Company Breakfast from Home cookin’. Company […]

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“People had initially believed that axing American’s wilderness into fields had improved its climate, as summers apparently became cooler and winters less harsh. “[North Carolinian] Hugh Williamson, for example  — one of the delegates who had visited Bartram’s garden during the Constitutional Convention  — had, in 1770, told the members of the American Philosophical Society […]

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With the 88th Academy Awards happening this month, we’ve been dreaming of old-school starlets. Our February Artifacts of the Month are a trio of tobacco cards from the early 1900s featuring actresses from that era. The tobacco cards came from Duke Cigarettes, a product of W. Duke, Sons & Co., founded by North Carolina tobacco […]

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60 years ago today: Front-page headline in the New York Times: “Negro Educator Chosen to Head Department at Brooklyn College. Howard University Professor Will be First of Race to Hold That Rank Here.” John Hope Franklin‘s appointment marks the first time an African-American has been appointed chairman of any department at a traditionally white institution. […]

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“Just off from the summit [of Mount Mitchell], amid the rocks, is a complete arbor, or tunnel, of rhododendrons. This cavernous place a Western writer has made the scene of a desperate encounter between Big Tom [Wilson] and a catamount, or American panther, which had been caught in a trap and dragged it there, pursued […]

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