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for The State Vol. 2 Issue 42, Mar 1935
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When wives accompanied their husbands/legislators to a term of the North Carolina General Assembly, there usually wasn't much for them to do, except remain in their hotel rooms. They didn't know other wives when they came and still didn't know them when they went home. In 1921, Mrs. B.H. Griffin conceived the idea of the Sir Walter Cabinet as a way to bring the wives together. Grimes recounts what its development has been, growing from a group of five or six women into an important society of sixty members presently.
Mahler discusses the herb business in North Carolina, a business that comparatively few people know exists. Some seventy years in the state's mountains herb gathering had reached rather extensive proportions; then it languished until recently, when an establishment was opened in Lenoir by a nationally known drug house in Virginia. Now the gathering of herbs, leaves, and bark in the mountains has become profitable again.
The greatest battle ever fought on the state's soil occurred at Bentonville March 19-21, 1865, when the army of General Joseph Johnston clashed with General William Sherman's. Sherman was driving toward Raleigh to capture it and end the war. Efforts are now being made to preserve this historic battlefield.