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8997
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This year marks the 190th anniversary of George Washington's visit to the Guilford Courthouse Battlefield. This year is the bicentennial celebration of that battle, and events will take place at the courthouse on April 14th and 15th.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 9, Feb 1981, p7-8, il
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14988
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Many towns and communities can boast that George Washington \"slept here.\" In Winston-Salem, the Salem Tavern, that still exists in North Carolina, once entertained the Father of Our Country, and for two nights at that.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 10 Issue 35, Jan 1943, p4-5, 22, f
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19859
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This article is a reprint of several letters from North Carolinians to George Washington spanning a range of topics and written between 1778 and 1798.
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23380
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Presidents who visited Greenville include George Washington in 1791 and John F. Kennedy in 1960.\r\nSeveral Greenville citizens attended Grover Cleveland's Inauguration on March 4, 1885, and a local newspaper reported Miss Ella Monterio of Greenville as the most beautiful woman at President Cleveland's reception. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt visited Greenville in 1941. J. G. Gibbs presented President Truman with a unique desk in 1950 and in 1962, Vance Daniel of Farmville met with President Kennedy at the White House. Several Greenville citizens attended President Kennedy's funeral in 1963 and, Pitt Countians attended the Presidential Inauguration for Lyndon Baines Johnson.\r\n
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24435
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In May 1791, George Washington visited Charlotte, North Carolina and found it to be an unimpressive and ‘trifling place.’ This article discusses why the President felt that way and how the city has since changed.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 12, May 1993, p10-14, por
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22363
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In his 1791 diary, George Washington chronicled his travels through North Carolina. Beginning in Halifax, he visited Tarboro, Greenville, New Bern, Trenton, and Wilmington before proceeding into South Carolina. His return route in May took him through Camden, Charlotte, Salisbury and Salem.
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22895
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The mystique surrounding George Washington has made him a legend. For years, this legend has included Pitt County. From his diary we know that Washington did come through Pitt County on his southern tour and slept and ate here. He arrived in Greenville on April 19, 1791, made several comments about the town and river front , ate, and continued his journey towards New Bern. He stopped for the night at Shadrach Allen’s home on what is now County Home Road in Pitt County He left the next morning for New Bern. Several local families have claimed that Washington ate in their homes, but that has been proven incorrect. To mark this visit, a bronze tablet was placed on the green of the Pitt County Courthouse on November 17, 1925.
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35394
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Spy tactics used by Washington’s army included invisible ink, a hollow coin, and a woman disguised as a mentally ill man. The real mystery to readers, though, may be how these tactics could be successful, because of their lack of modern technology and problems particular to their spy tactics that cropped up along the way.
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36124
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Expected was the 1910 celebration: it was the bicentennial of New Bern’s founding. As for one not expected, the author explained its coming from the “tenor of the times.” It, hosted by the newly created historical society, had a guest list including descendants of Baron Christopher de Graffenried and Colonial homes open to visitors. Another aspect remembrance worthy was the first contribution to Tryon Palace’s 1950s restoration, a surplus from funds for the 1929 event.
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37567
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Article about George Washington buying four pieces of land (1093 acres) in Perquimans Co., NC in 1766; the land now lying in Gates County, NC.
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37819
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A chronology of the life of George Washington
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38053
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The first news about Col. George Washington from 1774.
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38283
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Old Salem, settled in 1772 by Moravians, has had its history well preserved due to members compiling detailed daily life accounts. Because of this, the task taken on in the 1950s to preserve Salem and turn it into to Old Salem was possible. Currently, Old Salem reflects historical integrity in its 107 historic buildings and individuals who realistically reenact daily life, evident in the accompanied photographs. An example of a conscientiously preserved historic building is the tavern George Washington lodged in during his visit in 1791, looking much as it did during his visit.
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