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3189
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James Davis became public printer in 1749 by appointment of the General Assembly. He also began the state's first newspaper, THE NORTH CAROLINA GAZETTE, in 1751, and held many local offices, including postmaster of New Bern and Carteret County sheriff.
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3180
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Built by Samuel Chapman around 1790, the Attmore-Oliver House on Broad Street in New Bern was purchased in 1953 for restoration by the New Bern Historical Society. The building now serves as the society's headquarters.
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3188
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Although remembered for killing Richard Dobbs Spaight in the state's most famous duel in 1802, John Stanley had a distinguished career in politics. Elected in 1801 to the U.S. House of Representatives, he was speaker when felled by a stroke in 1827.
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3190
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When New Bern's St. Andrew's Chapel voted in 1863 to join the Northern A.M.E. Zion Church, it became the South's first Zion Church. In 1879, the name was changed to St. Peter's. Damaged by a 1922 fire, the church was renovated in 1986.
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3211
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To prevent smuggling and protect revenue, Congress in 1790 authorized ten revenue cutters, one of which, the DILIGENCE, was commissioned at New Bern in February, 1792. George Washington named William Cooke, of Wilmington, captain.
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3215
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Mary Vail was related through her mother, marriages, and children to a number of prominent North Carolinians. She was married to Frederick Jones of Chowan County; William Wilson of Clermont Plantation near New Bern; and Roger Moore of Orton Plantation.
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3216
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Since 1769, when two-thirds of the town was destroyed, New Bern has been visited by hurricanes, including one in 1815 that brought ten feet of water and one in 1913 that destroyed the Neuse River Bridge. Ione in 1955 brought winds of 100 mph.
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3212
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New Bern's premier architect of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries was Herbert W. Simpson, whose designs included residences, public buildings, schools, and commercial buildings.
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3243
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Plans for a permanent synagogue in New Bern began in the late 1800s. The structure was designed by Herbert W. Simpson and built in 1908 on Middle Street. Worshippers celebrated New Year's Day there on September 27, 1908.
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3239
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The oldest church building in New Bern is First Presbyterian Church on New Street. The church was designed and built by Uriah Sandy. The cornerstone was laid on June 9, 1819.
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3292
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In 1893, Caleb Bradham opened a drugstore in New Bern, where he concocted soft drinks. One was called Brad's Drink, and in 1898 it became Pepsi Cola. Although Bradham made millions, fluctuating sugar prices contributed to his bankruptcy in 1923.
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Journal of the New Bern Historical Society (NoCar F 264 N5 J66), Vol. 4 Issue 1, May 1991, p32-39, por, bibl
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3291
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Although Baptists were in New Bern in the 1730s, it was not until 1811 that a church was constructed. In 1848, a larger church was built on Middle Street. Renamed First Baptist Church in 1896, the church marked 150 years in 1988.
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3316
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The worst fire in New Bern's history occurred on December 1, 1922. A fire that broke out in a private residence spread, destroying 35 to 40 blocks and 600 buildings. Three thousand people were homeless, and costs were in the millions.
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3774
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John Harvey, a prosperous New Bern merchant, built one of the first brick houses there in the 1790s. This was a rare thing, since most houses, great and small, were wooden. The family held the house until the 1870s. It has had several uses since, including a boarding house.
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3775
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Excavations at a small construction site near the Harvey Mansion in New Bern reveal items used in the 1700s and early 1800s, including pearl ware porcelain, moca ware, and black glass. The artifacts also reveal dietary practices.
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