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14824
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Original fortification at Fort Macon was constructed in 1712 to protect Bogue Sound and the port at Beaufort from Spanish attack. The historic structure that stood in 1943 was constructed in 1824 and named after Senator Nathaniel Macon who obtained Federal funds for the project. The fort was then scene for further conflict during the Civil War. Confederates controlled the fort from 1861 to 1862 when Federals overtook Beaufort. In 1943, architect Finlay Ferguson, Jr. was placed in charge of the fort's restoration.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 11, Aug 1943, p12-13, 18, por
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14825
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Kinston served as county seat and industrial center for Lenoir County. The Boney Machine Company located in Kinston manufactured screws used in airplane construction. Two shirt companies, Kinston Manufacturing Company and Atlas & Lenoir Shirt Company, sewed garments. Tobacco was also a large industry for Kinston, noted for its bright-leaf tobacco. Cotton and lumber mills also contributed to Kinston's industries.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 11, Aug 1943, p20-26, por
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14822
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1772 marked the opening of Salem College, an institution of higher learning for women. It boasted of two distinguishing titles: oldest college for women and longest continuously running college, 170 years of uninterrupted service in 1943. The institution was founded by Moravians, a religious group which stressed the value of arts, history, language, and music. In 1943, 45 faculty members taught 363 students and an impressive 50,000 enrolled students passed through the institution during its 170 year history.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 11, Aug 1943, p1-2, por
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14823
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The First Annual Piedmont Festival of Music and Art showcased approximately 500 talented Tar Heels. Festival organizers were motivated to display unique musical and artistic heritage from across the state. It took place July 22-25 in R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium in Salem. Presentations included operatic pieces, watercolor portraits, photographic entries, and concerts.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 11, Aug 1943, p4-5, 28, por
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19129
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In 1864, the number of Southern soldiers available for the war had dwindled after three years of hard fighting. To get more soldiers, the Confederate Congress changed the military age from to 18 to 45 and extended it to 17 through 50. McKethan reports on the service of these Junior Reserves, ages 17 to 18, in North Carolina. Among the places they saw action was in Virginia and in North Carolina at Kinston, Plymouth, Fort Fisher, and Bentonville.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 11, Aug 1943, p10-11
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