New Towns Uploaded to NC Postcards

Over the past few months we’ve uploaded many a new town to NC Postcards, including: Bostic, Rutherford County Lake Lure, Rutherford County New Holland, Hyde County All Healing Springs, Alexander County Catawba Springs, Catawba County Mill Spring, Polk County Mount Vernon Springs, Chatham County Panacea, Warren County Vade Meacum, Stokes County Park Springs, Caswell County … Continue reading “New Towns Uploaded to NC Postcards”

Home State Of Blackbeard?

Our recent posting concerning the Bostic Lincoln Center Museum and its claim that Abraham Lincoln was born in North Carolina created quite the furor, especially among some Kentuckians who monitor this blog. Well, a new book by author Kevin Duffus may cause a similar outbreak. In The Last Days of Blackbeard the Pirate, Duffus claims … Continue reading “Home State Of Blackbeard?”

Abe Lincoln’s Carolina Roots

Sunday’s News & Observer offered an article discussing the recent opening of the Bostic Lincoln Center Museum. What is the Bostic Lincoln Center, you ask? A Rutherford County group whose mission is “to preserve, study, prepare and make visitor-friendly the traditional birthplace of Abraham Lincoln,” which, by the way, is in Bostic, North Carolina. Ok, … Continue reading “Abe Lincoln’s Carolina Roots”

October 1864: Rose O’Neal Greenhow

This Month in North Carolina History At dawn on the first of October 1864 the body of Rose O’Neal Greenhow washed ashore in the surf near Fort Fisher in North Carolina. Perhaps the most famous spy of the Confederate States of America had died as dramatically as she lived. Rose was born in 1813 or … Continue reading “October 1864: Rose O’Neal Greenhow”