Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
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Lawrence describes the Raleigh he remembers as a boy growing up in the 1880s, together with some facts concerning other interesting eras.
Lawrence lists chronologically important events that have happened in Raleigh since the arrival of John Lawson, the first white man to visit the area in 1708.
On April 23, 1913, the Bloomsbury Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution presented a plaque, dedicated to Colonel Joel Lane, to the City of Raleigh. Colonel Lane was the original owner of a tract of land near Bloomsbury which was chosen as the permanent seat of the North Carolina government. The land formed the center of what is today Raleigh.
This article is a reprint of Joel Lane’s deed for the land sold to the state of North Carolina to create the permanent state government seat. The deed describes natural terrain features on the tract and the tract boundaries.
This article discusses the founding of the colony, that would one day become the State of North Carolina, by land grants from Charles II and the establishing of a capital founded in Raleigh.