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  • 2. Babe Ruth in North Carolina by Skipper, Tom F.
     
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    The Baltimore Orioles spent the month of March 1914 in Fayetteville. Although the Orioles were still a minor league team, they had a talented rookie on their roster named George Herman Ruth. While in Fayetteville, Ruth hit his first homerun, pitched his first win, and earned the nickname “Dunn's Babe.” The name “Dunn” referred to Orioles manager, Jack Dunn. It soon disappeared, but the name “Babe” stuck. Ruth hit his first homerun on March &, 1914, during his first game as a professional player. On March 24, 1914, Ruth pitched against the Philadelphia Athletics, the reigning World Series champions, and won 6-2. Ruth spent free time in Fayetteville watching trains and riding elevators, because he had never before experienced either.
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    The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 52 Issue 12, May 1985, p16-18, il, por  (Periodical website)
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  • 5. Vacation Trips Down the Outer Banks - Part 1 by Goodwin, Jack
     
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    The author recalls family trips to visit his grandparents in Buxton. Goodwin's grandfather, James Oliver Casey, was a keeper of the lighthouse. Among his responsibilities was maintaining the light, which included carrying five gallons of kerosene to the top of the lighthouse each day. Goodwin remembers catching ferries across the inlet and driving across sand to Buxton. There were no roads at that time, and drivers were careful to avoid quicksand. If travelers were in trouble, the Coast Guard offered quick assistance. At his grandparent's home, Goodwin enjoyed large family meals that usually included seafood, such as fresh-caught fish, crabs, oysters, and scallops. The Outer Banks have changed since Goodwin's childhood. During the Great Depression, for instance, the Civilian Conservation Corps built dunes along the island and planted trees to stabilize the island's continuously shifting sands.
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    The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 52 Issue 12, May 1985, p19-21, il, por  (Periodical website)
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    8422
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  • 6. The Homespun Museum by Conway, Bob
     
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    The Homespun Museum was recently opened on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. The museum focuses on Biltmore Industries, which was founded in 1901 by Mrs. George Vanderbilt. She organized the business to produce traditional handmade mountain crafts and to provide employment for those living on the estate. Mrs. Vanderbilt sold Biltmore Industries to Fred Seely in 1917. Seely moved the company to his Grove Park Inn in Asheville. Seely's firm produced high-quality, hand-spun woolens that were worn by three different First Families: the Coolidges, the Hoovers, and the Roosevelts. In addition to its display on Biltmore Industries, the Homespun Museum exhibits other mountain arts, such as Cherokee Indian crafts, mountain baskets, Appalachian folk art, blown glass and pottery.
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