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Archive for October 29th, 2018

During the days leading up to Halloween, North Carolina Miscellany is posting articles from North Carolina newspapers about one of our favorite Halloween characters, the witch. “Do witches ride horses?” One man posed this question to the Greensboro Record in 1911 looking for an explanation as to why his horses’ hair was knotted every morning. […]

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  A more accurate engraving on this tiger cowrie shell might read “Souvenir of Nags Head Gift Shop” — tiger cowries rarely venture far from the Indian Ocean. But at least one made it to Chicago in 1893.  

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