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13755
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Sharpe details the history, geography, and industries of Halifax County.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 19 Issue 39, Feb 1952, p3-5, 16-17, map, f
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14155
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November marks the 173rd birthday of North Carolina's first state constitution. This and many other important events took place in Halifax County.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 17 Issue 26, Nov 1949, p10, f
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24856
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Charles and Karen Vaughan took a home owned by Charles’ great-great grandfather and restored it to its former glory. There were a few renovations not specific to the original house such as the added kitchen space, converting the barn into a guesthouse, and the chicken coop into an outdoor living space. The furnishings are from a variety of periods, and the house was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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27282
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In the spring of 1969, blackbirds, cowbirds, and common grackles flew in from Canada and occupied Scotland Neck. The birds became a menace for the townspeople and drew tourists. Scotland Neck residents tried pouring water on the birds and making noise, but the birds stayed until one day in 1970 when they left of their own accord.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 84 Issue 5, October 2016, p32, 34-35, il, map Periodical Website
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31618
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The Halifax Resolves were adopted by North Carolina’s Fourth Provincial Congress in session at Halifax on April 12, 1776. Three months later in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress incorporated many of its ideas into the new nation’s Declaration of Independence. The birthplace of the first official State action for independence, Halifax continues to preserve much of its 18th century history.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 8 Issue 4, Apr 1976, p14-15, il, por
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35178
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A reprinted magazine article from 1790 that describes an unusually large boy hailing from Halifax, NC who was exhibited in Philadelphia in 1787.
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35698
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NC’s plays about the Lost Colony of Roanoke, Blackbeard, Tom Dooley, Daniel Boone, and Andrew Jackson may come as no surprise. This state was a home for the famous pirate and Elizabethan era English settlers, the subject of the popular song, battle site for this Revolutionary War freedom fighter, and settlement that included Jackson’s parents. Plays about NC’s perhaps lesser known ways of involvement in the Revolutionary War included Fight for Freedom, about the first Declaration of Independence document; The Liberty Cart, about the Battle of Moore’s Creek. As for contributions from religious groups, there was Sound of Peace, about a Quaker settlement in Snow Camp. From this Day Forward traced the life of the Walden family, whose descendants and bakeries still exist in Valdese.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 3, May/June 1979, p18-21
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35776
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Winemaking, starting during the 16th century, had become an important state and national industry by the 19th. Winemakers that contributed to its state and national prominence included Paul Garrett. In fact, by the early twentieth century, his five wineries were producing the best-selling brand in the America, “Virginia Dare.” As for modern day winemakers Stanley believed spurred this tradition’s comeback, they included Duplin Wine Cellars in Rose Hill.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 6, Oct 1979, p26-28
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38136
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The oldest certified White Ash tree is one of many aspects about the town that’s also the oldest town in Halifax County. Making the town a must-see for lovers of North Caroliniana include historic homes such as Branch Grove, Gray Hall, Shell Castle, Glen Burnie, and Conoconnara Hall. Articles of North Caroliniana noted were the town’s involvement with the American Revolution through the Halifax Resolves and Enfield Riots.