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New York Herald Reporter's Presentation to A. W. Drinkwater, 1911

Alpheus Drinkwater became the first weatherman at the Manteo Weather Station when it was opened initially in 1904 (the Kitty Hawk Weather Station was simultaneously closed). Drinkwater, also a telegraph operator, sent out various news pieces from reporters in 1903 and 1908 and, in 1908, accompanied reporters from Manteo to Kill Devil Hills to witness the Wrights' test flights. Reporter Van Ness Harwood evidently sent Drinkwater photos from Kitty Hawk reproduced in the World with this nicely decorated squirrel, acorn, and camera logo or illustration.

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Presented to A. W. Drinkwater by Van Ness Harwood of The New York World 1908.

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Citation: [New York Herald Reporter's Presentation to A. W. Drinkwater], 1911. Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection
Location: East Carolina Manuscript Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection #805   Display Collection Guide

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