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Archive for August, 2019

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 […]

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Even before its contemporary popularity, bottled mineral water was big business in North Carolina. Buckhorn, drawn from a spring in Granville County, had its fans, but in 1919 the company’s wide-ranging claims collided with the expectations of the Food and Drug Administration.  

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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 […]

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“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….” — From Stanford Research Into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising  Manufactured […]

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“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…. […]

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