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15716
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W. O. Saunders, late editor and publisher of the Elizabeth City Independent, was, in his time, perhaps the most widely known North Carolinian in the world. He was a crusader and a nonconformist, and his antics gained him a certain amount of infamy and many enemies. Yet his was the first newspaper to issue a special edition (now a collector's item) on outdoor privies, and he put America in slacks, dreamed up The Lost Colony pageant, promoted the Wright Memorial Bridge, and conceived the monument to the Wright Brothers at Kill Devil Hills.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 22 Issue 9, Sept 1954, p13, 46, por
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13479
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This article discusses the Battle of King's Mountain and includes an old sketch of King's Mountain and the original marker. During a Revolutionary War battle fought on October 7, 1780, the outnumbered American forces defeated British troops on the border of North and South Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 20 Issue 15, Sept 1952, p5-6, il
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13855
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Offering histories and statistics relative to the towns comprising Rowan County, Luther Holshouser discusses Salisbury, China Grove, Landis, Rockwell, Cleveland, Woodleaf, Barber, E. Spencer, Gold Hill and Faith.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 20 Issue 45, Apr 1953, p5-7, 25-27, il
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32682
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Two brothers, E.L. and W.B. Gooding, run North Carolina’s Largest Turkey farm with the help of just one other person. Their 16,500 turkey farm is run largely with automated machines and processes, and a doge that corrals the birds each day.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 29, Dec 1946, p, il
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9926
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The first long distance phone call in North Carolina was made on April 14, 1878 from Raleigh to Port City (now Wilmington). It was placed between two telegraph operators over existing telegraph lines and there were extra extensions on each end so that observers could listen. Twelve years later, John Schenk, Jr. brought the first telephone exchange to the Piedmont to serve his Cleveland County Cotton Mill at Lawndale.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 40 Issue 8, Sept 1972, p15-16, il
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13699
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Gasoline was first brought to Kill Devil Hills in October, 1900. The author discusses the importance of this event and the lasting effects on the community.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 20 Issue 27, Dec 1952, p5, 19, il
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24655
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The author provides and inventory of things to do, places to go, and sights to see in the North Carolina in 1959.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 26, May 1959, p7-52, il, map
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13707
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In an effort to compare traffic fatalities in North Carolina over time, the author has compared deaths to miles travelled from 1941-1951.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 20 Issue 29, Dec 1952, p14
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14480
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If you take the adjectives impressive, breath-taking, stupendous, remarkable, astounding, and roll them up into one, you will have a fairly good idea of what the mass parachute jumps at Fort Bragg were like.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 15 Issue 49, May 1948, p10-11, 20, 22, f
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12668
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Eight of Duplin's ten incorporated towns lie on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and U.S. 117, including Wallace, Teacheys, Rose Hill, Magnolia, Warsaw, Bowdens, Faison, and Calypso. Kenansville stands west of the geographical center, while Beulaville lives alone in the mid-eastern section. A history of these towns and a profile of their individual industries and communities are illustrated in this article.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 29 Issue 25, May 1961, p12-26, il, por, map
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783
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Staff members and correspondents of THE STATE magazine recommend ten unusual mountain travel opportunities in North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 4, Sept 1992, p18-27, il
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24664
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The author discusses specific accomplishments in North Carolina that led to development and growth in the tourism trade and overall economy of the state.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 25 Issue 16, December 1957, p14-46, il
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32389
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This issue covers the states progress throughout the year 1958 in a county by county report; and includes outstanding achievements from each county.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 26 Issue 15, Nov 1958, p11-54, il, por
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12741
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A year which started uncertainly developed into a prosperous and happy one for most North Carolinians. There was a tremendous volume of construction, both in new enterprises and expansions. Agricultural and business incomes rose, as evidenced and reported by a county to county synopsis of North Carolina.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 29 Issue 15, Dec 1961, p16-60, il
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11304
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Each of North Carolina's one hundred counties provides brief accounts of the previous year's noteworthy milestones and accomplishments.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 33 Issue 15, Jan 1965, p16-17, 19, 21-32, 34-36, 38-40, 42, 44-46, 48-66, il
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