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12209
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One of the largest regional shopping centers in the southeast, Cameron Village, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, began with the purchase of 158 acres of land in 1947. Realized and developed by Willie York and Raymond Bryan, Cameron Village grew into a shopping mecca and residential neighborhood, offering the first air conditioned homes for sale in the state.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 25 Issue 11, Oct 1957, p12-14, il
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24243
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Sparta, North Carolina was chosen as the site for an air-conditioner compressor plant that would bring in 750 jobs. Eventually, the company closed its doors, laying off all of its employees. Early on, Sparta had paid the company handsome incentives to put their plant there but never got any of the money back.
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31159
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The North Carolina textile industry played an early role in the advancement of air conditioning when in 1906 the Carrier Corporation installed its first industrial-strength air conditioning system in Gaston County. Air conditioning in rural homes, however, did not become affordable until the late 1960s. During this time, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives began promoting window-mounted air conditioning units called the U-Mount.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 8, Aug 2003, p12-13, il, por Periodical Website
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31160
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During the 1950s and 1960s in rural North Carolina, going to church was a weekly special event for all members of the family. During this time, there was no air conditioning and Sundays in August were different than today. Perry Comer, a pastor in Wadesboro, describes in detail what church was like without air conditioning and how people stayed cool.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 35 Issue 8, Aug 2003, p14-15, il Periodical Website