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3883
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Paleoecologist Sherri Cooper of Duke University is studying core samples from the Neuse and Pamlico estuaries to build a history of the water quality over the centuries. Such studies may reveal some answers about how water quality declined and how possibly it might be regained.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Autumn 1998, p24-27, il Periodical Website
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3934
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Bayard Wootten, who was born in New Bern in 1875, is one of the state's most noted photographers. Her career spanned fifty years, and her photographs of the Great Depression are among her best-known works.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 1998, p18-21, il, por Periodical Website
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30753
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In 1981, small business owner and civil rights activist Eddie McCoy began an African American oral history project in Granville Co, NC. While not a trained historian, McCoy’s interviews stand apart from other oral history projects with respect to the insight and perspective he could elicit from his subjects, which possible reflects his own membership within the surveyed community.
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3230
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John Averitt's Onslow County plantation, \"Rich Lands,\" was a leading naval stores producer 150 years ago. Although great wealth accrued to the family, uncontrolled harvesting destroyed the pines and led to the family's downfall in 1857.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Jan/Feb 1997, p21-24, il, por Periodical Website
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3325
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As forests were exhausted in the North, logging companies moved South. Between 1885 and 1925, Buffalo City, located in the Great Alligator Swamp in Dare and Tyrrell Counties, was one of the state's busiest sawmill towns.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , May/June 1997, p19-21, il Periodical Website
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3417
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\"Behind the Veil,\" an oral history project of Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, is a collection of interviews of over 1,200 African-Americans who lived during the Jim Crow era in the South.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Summer 1997, p21-23, il Periodical Website
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3700
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Long-buried state documents, including field notes, transcripts, surveillance reports, and registers of members, reveal Ku Klux Klan activities during the 1960s. Over one hundred groups, with about 7,000 official members, existed statewide.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 15 Issue 15, Mar 1997, p11-15, por Periodical Website
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2743
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Between 1874 and 1875, Nathaniel Bishop sailed 2,500 miles in nine months, from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico. Locally, in his fifty-six pound paper canoe, he paddled by the Outer Banks and Onslow Bay, then down the Waccamaw River.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Jan/Feb 1996, p13-15, il Periodical Website
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2834
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In the late 1800s and early 1900s, demands by hat makers for plumage and restaurants for bird meat brought near extinction to coastal flocks. Efforts by T. Gilbert Pearson and others led to conservation laws that restored the birds by World War II.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Mar/Apr 1996, p20-23, il, por Periodical Website
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2913
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Author and biologist Rachael Carson often visited such coastal areas as Beaufort's Town Marsh and Bird Shoal, and recorded her experiences in books, including UNDER THE SEA-WIND and THE EDGE OF THE SEA.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , May/June 1996, p20-23, il, por Periodical Website
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3017
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Travelers now are impatient if their destination is not reached in a good time. Cecil Buckman's journal of his meandering 1873 trip from Beaufort to Baltimore on the OGEECHEE reminds today's travelers that journeys in the era of sail required patience.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , July/Aug 1996, p21-23, il Periodical Website
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3088
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Across Jarrett Bay from Williston in Carteret County lies Davis Ridge, a fishing community founded by liberated slaves in 1865 and destroyed by a hurricane in 1933. The self-sufficient town enjoyed a unique, close relationship with its white neighbors.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Sept/Oct 1996, p18-19, il Periodical Website
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3089
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In the 1890s, the state harvested over 2.5 million bushels of oysters yearly. However, a combination of ecological, economic, and management factors reduced the harvest to 42,000 bushels barely a hundred years later.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Nov/Dec 1996, p22-24, il Periodical Website
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2590
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Many ordinary people led civil rights protests. In 1968-69, when school desegregation in Hyde County threatened the loss of two Afro-American schools, a one-year student boycott saved the schools.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 35 Issue 1, Fall 1995, p32-35, il
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2054
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From Colonial days through the Civil War, a number of slaves, aided by slave watermen and sympathetic whites, escaped by the Maritime Underground Railroad, an ocean-going route to freedom along the North Carolina coastline.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Nov/Dec 1994, p10-18, il, por Periodical Website