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for Journal of the New Bern Historical Society Vol. 6 Issue 1, May 1993
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The roads in New Bern reveal a history since the time its streets were first laid out by Baron Christoph von Graffenried three-hundred years ago. By 1760 the network of roads was complete and New Bern became the capital of North Carolina. Over the years, the road system made remarkable changes and ultimately improved during its Good Road Movement.
The historic Attmore-Oliver House built in 1790 in New Bern, North Carolina contains a number of impressive Oriental rugs and carpets. Among the rugs are the central medallion carpet made by weavers in the Iranian City of Tabriz, and rugs from Turkey, Persia, Turkestan, the Caucasus, and China.
James City began as a community outside New Bern where slaves sought refuge and safekeeping. Reverend Horace James helped establish James City which eventually became a thriving small town. The social dynamics have changed over the years, and today a small group of its residents are working to preserve the history of this settlement.
Prior to Gertrude Carraway’s recent death, she had many endeavors in the historical field bringing her accolades and honors from many quarters. Carraway was an active member of the New Bern Historical Society, and exerted her greatest effort toward the Tryon Palace restoration.